Antonov in 2017 to ensure full import substitution of Russian components in new aircraft
Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) intends in 2017 to provide 100% import substitution of Russian materials and components in new generation Antonov airplanes promoted to the market, the press service of the company said, with reference to Antonov President Oleksandr Kotsiuba.
"We plan next year to complete the program of import substitution of Russian components, which began in summer 2015. We've achieved corresponding agreements with suppliers from Europe, Canada, the United States and Ukraine," Kotsiuba said.
"After that the mass production of new aircraft will be established including building An-178 aircraft," he said.
Among Antonov's new cooperation partners are U.S.-based Honeywell, Canada's CMC Electronics and Pratt&Whitney Canada.
Antonov state enterprise is the leading Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of aircraft, the recognized world's leader in the niche of transport aircraft for wide purposes. The company cooperates with 76 countries. According to the government decision, Antonov has been part of Ukroboronprom state concern since April 2015.