WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  Ukraine   Ukrainian Air Force • Viys'kovo-Povitriani Syly Ukrayiny • Військово-Повітряні Сили України
Ukraine (Ukrayina Україна)

Ukrainian Air Force  •  Naval Aviation  •   •   •   •   •   • 
AF NEWS  •  AF HISTORY

Ukraine Cooperates with Russia on $4 Billion AN-70 Project

Ukraine Cooperates with Russia on $4 Billion AN-70 Project

Ukrainian company Antonov together with Russian United Aircraft Corporation will participate in manufacturing Antonov An-70 transport airplanes. Russian defense ministry already placed an order for 60 such machines, USD 67 million apiece. Developed since 1978, An-70 can carry heavier cargo than existing transport planes and land on ill-equipped runways.

An-70 can carry 300 troopers, or 200 injured persons, or 47 tons of freight. Comparably, the closest alternative to An-70 - Airbus A400M Atlas - can carry 37 tons of cargo. Market price of the Spanish A400M is EUR 145 million, whereas the Ukrainian An-70 costs less than USD 70 million.

Planes An-70 will be produced at JSC Gorbunov Kazan Aviation Production Association in Kazan, Russia. The plane can fly at a speed of 780 kilometers per hour at distances of up to 7,800 kilometers. An-70 is capable of landing on 600-800 meter runways with earth surfaces. Onboard navigation equipment allows the plane to land and takeoff at airports lacking special earth-based equipment.

The four engines Progress D-27 make it possible for shorter takeoff and landing of An-70. By the end of August 2012, Ukraine plans to finalize testing of the three-shaft propfan engine. Ukrainian state enterprise Ivchenko-Progress developed the engine, while PJSC Motor Sich, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, will produce D-27.

An-70 will be built in compliance with the AP-25 norms of the Interstate Aviation Committee - Airworthiness Standards for Category Airplanes. This will allow certification of An-70 for civilian aviation in Western Europe and North America.

The planned amount of An-70s to be produced by 2020 is 80 machines. Specifically for the purposes of An-70 production Russia will build a separate plant at JSC Gorbunov Kazan Aviation Production Association, according to the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

Besides Russia, Ukraine is currently cooperating with China (AI-222-25F turbofans), Iran (An-140, An-148) on aircraft production projects. Additionally, in July 2012, joint Ukraine-Russia Ruslan SALIS GmbH won NATO air transportation bid.

Ruslan SALIS will provide An-124-100s for air transportation services for the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution project. Within the framework of previous cooperation with joint Ukraine-Russia enterprise, NATO uses An-124-100s to transport troops to and from Afghanistan and peacekeepers in and out of Darfur, as well as to deliver aid to the victims of October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.


Source: KYIV, Ukraine | Worldwide News Ukraine (WNU) News - 21 August 2012

Photo: The Ukrainian Antonov An-70 Transport Aircraft (Photo by MAKS)


(21.8.2012)


 
EMPTY
EMPTY
Ukraine AF
Scheme
EMPTY
 

 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• Ukrainian and UK Ships Hold Joint Drills in Black Sea

(10.5.2019)
Ukraine's Pryluky missile boat and the Echo hydrographic survey ship of the UK Royal Navy have conducted joint military drills in the Black Sea, the press service of the Ukrainian ...>>

• Ukraine Puts Mothballed Mig-29 Fighter Jets Back in Service

(4.4.2014)
Several mothballed Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum fourth-generation fighter jets were returned to combat service in western Ukraine, the country’s Defense Ministry said on 3 April 2014....>>

• Ukraine delivers upgraded military transports to India

(2.4.2014)
Despite Ukraine's military and political crisis with Russia, a state-owned company managed to deliver upgraded military air transports to India through the aid of European countrie...>>

• Adrenaline high

(26.4.2013)
Sukhoi, MiG-29, L-39 Albatros or bombers from the Cold War - there are plenty of fighter planes to fly if you have the means.Two years ago, Ratan Tata cranked up the excitement at ...>>

• Russia to Open Carrier Pilot Training Site by Fall

(16.3.2013)
A new Russian carrier-deck pilot training site will be ready for operation by fall, the Federal Agency for Special Construction Work confirmed on Friday, replacing a Soviet-era bas...>>

• Ukraine Cooperates with Russia on $4 Billion AN-70 Project

(21.8.2012)
Ukrainian company Antonov together with Russian United Aircraft Corporation will participate in manufacturing Antonov An-70 transport airplanes. Russian defense ministry already pl...>>

 




       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,