Media: Russia and Ukraine conduct closed-door talks on the maintenance of An-124 Ruslan aircraft
The Russian cargo airline, Volga-Dnepr, and the state enterprise, Antonov, are conducting closed-door negotiations to extend the airworthiness of the An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft, Kommersant reports, citing sources in the aviation industry.
Due to the aggravation of relations between Russia and Ukraine, Antonov, under the order of the Ukrainian government, withdrew from the Ukrainian-Russian joint venture between the United Aircraft Corporation and Antonov and stopped servicing the aircraft of the Russian carrier. This situation put the Volga-Dnepr company in a difficult position, as company uses 12 An-124 Ruslan aircraft. The holder of the certificates of these cargo planes is Antonov and, according …read more