KYIV. Aug 16 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) plans to supply 70 transport and regional passenger planes to the market in the next five years, the press service of Ukroboronprom state concern has said.
According to the report, these plans are fixed by the marketing plan prepared by Antonov, which also includes the delivery of 20 An-178 aircraft to customers from the CIS, Asia, Africa, and Turkey in five years.
“Antonov state enterprise also plans to return to the competitive market of regional passenger aircraft,” the report said.
The state concern has not disclosed other details of the prepared marketing plan.
The new Ukrainian transport An-178 aircraft with a carrying capacity of 18 tonnes developed by Antonov state enterprise is being created to replace the An-12 and, according to experts, in some regions it could also become a modern replacement for the S-160. About 200 companies from 15 countries are involved in production cooperation under the program of the An-178, which made the first flight in May 2015.