The specialists of 'Antonov' State Enterprise perform the work on the contract basis on the estimation of the technical state of An-124-100 'Ruslan' for Russian company 'Volga-Dnepr' that is not imposed by the sanctions according to the decision of the National Security and Defense Council. Oleksandr Kryvokon, the president of the enterprise reported this to 112.ua.
The works take place on the basis of the inter-departmental agreements with the authorized ministries and departments and explanatory letters of the State Export Control Service.
The 'Antonov' State Enterprise is the developer of the aviation equipment and the certificate holder of AN-planes, particularly An-124-100 'Ruslan' and owns the unique right to increase the resources of the aviation equipment. As the organization- developer 'Antonov' is obliged to estimate the structural integrity of its vehicles during the term of their exploitation that allows to find out the damages of the structure before it will become the problem for the whole aviation park. Moreover, as the organization- developer 'Antonov' should work out the instructions for the maintenance of the flying suitability.
The duties of the developer are determined by the acting international standards and organizational documents in the sphere of the maintenance of the flying suitability that is stated in Annex 8 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Organization and ICAO Guidance on flying suitability.
Kryvokon reported that in the case of the refusal to estimate the technical state of the exploited 'Ruslan' planes, the Ukrainian enterprise can be imposed by the sanctions. Particularly, it could be deprived of the status of the developer of the aviation equipment and lose the positions at the aviation market.
'It should be noted that the exploitation of the planes that do not possess the flying suitability is dangerous. Moreover, the 'Ruslan' planes perform the flights, including the international on the request of the organizations that need to submit the package of the documents that confirms the flying suitability and technical readiness of the plane to perform the flights. The plane will not get the permission for the flight without the document of the organization-developer that confirms flying suitability', he said.
Earlier we reported that Ukraine and Russia can hold the private negotiations on the prolongation of the flight worthiness of the planes Antonov An-124 Ruslan. Antonov Company left the Ukrainian-Russian joint enterprise 'UAK Antonov' due to the Russian aggression in Ukraine and stopped the maintenance of the Russian carrier.