: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Antonov to present number of its aircraft at arms exhibition in India

Antonov design bureau, Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company and part of the state-run Ukroboronprom Concern, will present some of its latest developments at Defexpo arms exhibition, which will be held March 28-31 in the Indian state of Goa, the press-service of the enterprise reported.
According to the report, Antonov will present the project of An-132 new transport aircraft, developed to replace An-32, as well as An-148 and An-178 aircraft.
”To replace An-32 aircraft well-known in India, Antonov offers a new An-132 multi-purpose cargo aircraft with a capacity of up to 9.2 tonnes. This program is implemented in cooperation with partners from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the participation of the global aviation industry`s leaders. Indian enterprises are invited to take part in the manufacturing this aircraft, and the ministries and departments of the country – to become its customers,” the report says.
As UaPosition reported earlier, on February 21, 2016, Mykhaylo Gvozdov, President of Antonov Company, and Ali Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, CEO of Taqnia Aeronautics Co., signed Agreement on cooperation for the establishment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of aircraft manufacturing complex and An-132 production in cooperation with Antonov Company.
The Agreement sets certain plans as for delivery, organization of operation, after-sale support of Antonov aircraft of the An-132, An-148 families and An-178. It also concerns further joint works on organization of cooperative production of the An-132 in KSA.
UNIAN memo. The state-owned enterprise Antonov is the manufacturer of cargo, passenger, and special purpose aircraft. Among the company`s most recognized projects are An-32, An-148, An-158, An-74, An-124, An-70, and An-225 (”Mriya”, the longest and heaviest airplane ever built).


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