Ukraine and Russia Continue Cooperation on Joint Aviation Projects
OREANDA-NEWS. Representatives of Governments and Defense Industry Complexes of Ukraine and Russian Federation paid a working visit to ANTONOV Company. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Yuriy Boyko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Russian one -- by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Chairman of the Government of Russian Federation.
During the negotiations, the parties discussed in details main directions of the Russian-Ukrainian cooperation and ways of further development of the aviation field. In particular, the parties considered interaction on production of regional jets of the AN-148/AN-158 family, scheme of cooperation and schedule of joint works on the program of the AN-70 military STOL transport, resumption of series production of the modernized version of the AN-124-100 Ruslan transport - AN-124-200 for defense industry complexes of Russia and Ukraine.
Questions of research and design works coordination, realization of the agreed policy in relation to the thirs parties on creation of military and civil airplanes were discussed. The emphasis of the negotiations was in constructive, economicaly beneficial development of joint aviation programs.
During the visit of the Russian delegation G.Rudyuk, vice president of ANTONOV Company familiarized guests with production facilities of ANTONOV Company. Guests also visited assembly shops, where airplanes of the AN-148/AN-158 family and the AN-70 are constructed, flight simulators laboratory, where they familiarized with operation of the AN-148 complex simulator. Besides, the delegates were interested in possibility of the second AN-225 Mriya construction.
As a whole, the meeting was conducted in spirit of constructivism and goodwill. The parties defined directions of further cooperation and planned certain steps for their realization.