Flug Revue: There is a chance to revive the Ukrainian Antonov

The Ukrainian government continues to work on its new national airline. Its fleet will consist not only of Airbus planes, but also of Antonov's airliners. In particular, we are talking about five new An-158s, four of which are already at the assembly stage, writes the German resource Flug Revue.

Today, several companies operate on the Ukrainian air transportation market: Ukraine International Airlines, Air Ocean, Bravo Airways, the SkyUp low-cost airline, Windrose and Flag Carrier Ukraine International. Despite this, Volodymyr Zelenskyy is actively promoting the project of creating a new state carrier - Ukrainian National Airlines (UNA).

In this regard, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and General Director of the State Corporation Ukroboronprom Yuriy Gusev recently signed a memorandum. It says that Antonov must deliver five brand new An-158 airliners to the future state carrier within three years. The first liner will be delivered to UNA within a year.

At the moment, the only operator of this type of aircraft is the state-owned Cuban airline "Kubana", which owns six An-158s.

Thus, SE "Antonov" gets a chance to revive the production of aircraft, which was actually lost after 2014.
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  1. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 20 December 2021 14: 24
    Where is the money, Ze? If someone invests in you, which is unlikely, then you will instantly plunder this money, like the rabbit Yatsenyuk stole money for the Ukrainian tyn- (fence in Russian), and with this money bought himself a small three-story khatynka. in Miami.
  2. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 20 December 2021 14: 58
    Peru will not receive from Ukraine either the ordered An-178 or a refund for the plane.
    The Peruvian authorities have begun the process of imposing penalties against Ukraine for disrupting the delivery time of the An-178 transport aircraft. As part of the contract, the Ukrainian side undertook to deliver the car no later than October 23, 2021. At the same time, the funds received from Peru as payment were “lost” and did not reach the Ukrainian supplier.

    Writer, publicist and political scientist Nikolai Starikov in an interview with PolitRussia said that Peru is unlikely to receive the Ukrainian An-178. The analyst is also confident that Kiev will not pay off fines to its Peruvian colleagues and, moreover, will not return the funds paid for the planes back.

    “There are great doubts that those Peruvian leaders who, for some reason, ordered a plane in Ukraine, will receive at least something under this contract. Maybe after some time all Western "progressive humanity" will see: the less contacts with the current Kiev regime, the better for their business, "the expert said.

    The analyst added that supply problems are experienced by many companies from different countries. But the problem of those who are dealing with Ukraine today is that they may never wait for the goods they paid for.
    “And, having won the court against Kiev, they still won’t get anything,” Nikolai Starikov said.

    The incident with the overdue delivery of the An-178 can be called an ordinary one for today's Ukraine. In the past, the bait of Kiev has already fallen for Thailand, which ordered the tanks "Oplot". The Ukrainian side has overdue the closing of the contract by four years. Moreover, having received Ukrainian tanks, the Thai military were horrified at the quality of the armored vehicles and even wanted to abandon Oplotov.

    A similar situation was with the Ukrainian BTR-4, which Iraq wanted to buy. When Baghdad received a batch of armored vehicles, he returned them back to Kiev. The Iraqis broke the contract with the Ukrainians due to multiple defects, such as huge cracks in the hulls and poor-quality welds.
  3. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 21 December 2021 11: 22
    What aircraft industry, what airplanes .... Pure nonsense. Skilled workers have left, some have retired, some have been lured away by China or Russia. There are no technologists, no developers, they support what is left. That is, everything is based on old technologies. The West does not need Antonov either, it has enough of its own ... It will all end with the sale of the remnants of technology to Turkey, India, China ... They will sell the land under the plant ... They will disperse the remnants of the people ... That's all and "collapse."
  4. Obama Barack Offline Obama Barack
    Obama Barack (Obama Barack) 22 December 2021 11: 43
    Do not make me laugh. To revive the aircraft industry you need an independent leader and a lot, a lot of money. There is neither one nor the other in Ukraine. The United States will no longer let go, and they will not make such a mistake they made with Putin.