Antonov has released first aircraft without Russian parts

Source : 112 Ukraine

The glider of the An-178 serial transport aircraft descended from the slipways
23:22, 31 August 2020

Antonov state enterprise
Antonov state enterprise

The state aircraft-building enterprise "Antonov" has produced the airframe of the first serial transport aircraft An-178 without Russian parts.  Oleksandr Los, President of Antonov State Enterprise, spoke about this in an interview with Ukrinform.

 “This is the first aircraft that is built without a single Russian component.  time was taken by import substitution and the search for new suppliers,”  Los said.

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 He also said that 2/3 of the equipment of this aircraft is supplied from the United States, and another third - domestic equipment.

 "Moreover, we carried out the design work to replace Russian components at our own expense. In fact, broad international cooperation was envisaged back in 2010-2011 when developing the An-178 project. In 2015-2016, we simply continued this systematic work," the president said.

As we reported earlier, the world's largest transport aircraft, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, has delivered medical supplies to Ukraine.

It is known that a batch of medical cargo - protective masks, gloves and suits - was delivered to Ukraine. The cargo arrived from Tianjin city in China

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