r2rho From Spain, joined Feb 2007, 3004 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3048 times:
Quoting irshava (Reply 5): Its a shame that Ukraine is taking its production elsewhere... they could be putting Ukrainians to work and yet here they are "jointly producing" An-158s....
Why can't Iran just buy them. Bad idea in my opinion.
But on the other hand, the An-158 is getting a much needed boost through this, and joint production was likely the condition for the deal, so not much of a choice for Antonov. The design expertise remains in Ukraine however. I guess this will be similar to the An-140 deal.
qantas747flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2981 times:
Quoting irshava (Reply 5): Why can't Iran just buy them. Bad idea in my opinion.
I guess the Iranians plan is to use these platforms (An-140 & An158) to develop their expertise and skills in country. No doubt this program will create hundreds if not thousands of jobs for Iranians so it is likely that the joint production aspect was a key part of the deal for them.
enilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 8393 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2879 times:
Quoting ju068 (Reply 1):
Oh America and the West are not going to be happy about it... Unfortunately for them doubt that there is much they can do.
I don't see why you say that. Relations between Ukraine and the USA were fine until this happened. I'd even argue they were getting more cozy as mother Russia evolves politically. Americans don't even need a visa to visit Ukraine. This will really ice the relationship with the USA.
Flaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1329 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2713 times:
Quoting ju068 (Reply 1): Oh America and the West are not going to be happy about it... Unfortunately for them doubt that there is much they can do.
Oh you might be surprised! Most of us reallly don't give a hoot about about Iran or any of the political games on either side of that fence. We're all more concerned with staying fed and keeping a roof over our heads.
As for this deal, I am glad to see the An-158 getting some traction regardless of where it sells. As an enthusiast I think it's a beautiful aircraft and I hope it becomes very successful. Congrats Ukraine.