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RE: Future Of Antonov

Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:20 pm

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 39):
Nobody wants to have Ukraine on their books. Neither EU nor Russia.

Clearly Russia wanted exactly that.

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 39):
If there will be EU by that time.

Or by much sooner.

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 39):
to go into waste over some "European dreams"

As if it was any better by the end of 2013.

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 41):

The "aggressor" in Ukraine exists only in mind of Kiev's chiefs.

You are funny.

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 47):
This "great shirtless one" is one of the most peaceful on the planet perhaps

Even more funny here.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:30 pm

Quoting RIX (Reply 50):
As if it was any better by the end of 2013.

National currency was 3 times stronger, country was bigger, nobody had any thoughts to secede, there was peace and no dead bodies were coming from anywhere. Also people had jobs across most of the country and didn't have to leave to do dirtiest jobs to survive. I think it was MUCH better. Oh yeah, and situation with corruption was better too back then.

Quoting RIX (Reply 50):
You are funny.
Quoting RIX (Reply 50):
Even more funny here.

What's funny? The fact that so called "democratic leaders" put the whole region on fire, that killed hundreds of thousands? This is not funny. And the "shirtless" has nothing to do with this.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:37 pm

Quoting Amiga500 (Reply 37):
In what world is replacing an engineer with a politician a good idea?

The previous CEO, Dmytro Kiva, is not so young anymore (73 years old) and was criticized for his management skills. He stays on as Antonov's Chief Designer.

The new CEO, Mykhaylo Gvozdov, made his career as a manager before becoming a Member of Parliament. His appointment was meant to be an interim solution, but he now seems to have been confirmed as President of the company (i.e., he is no longer "acting").
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:21 pm

An interview on Antonov's perspectives with a Ukrainian aviation expert, Andriy Guck.
His main message: Antonov needs to strengthen its marketing team.

http://uatoday.tv/politics/aviation-...ce-union-restructuring-586029.html

One of his criticisms is that Antonov does not have a proper support network. However, Antonov seems to be working on this. It recently announced that it is working on establishing an international network of authorized maintenance centers:

http://www.antonov.com/news/438

Tomorrow, February 7, Ukraine will be marking the 110th anniversary of Oleg Antonov's birth...

http://www.antonov.com/news/440
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:33 pm

Antonov has completed the assembly of the fuselage of the An-132 prototype:

http://www.antonov.com/news/441?lang=ua
http://finance.obozrevatel.com/busin...ardyi-pri-odnom-uslovii-shults.htm

It also got its An-22 airborne again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1T6AQZO-0Y

The An-22 has been refurbished, and Antonov intends to use it for commercial flights.

http://www.unian.ua/society/1263785-...-pershiy-polit-pislya-remontu.html
http://www.flugrevue.de/zivilluftfah...orische-an-22a-wieder-flott/667186
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:44 am

What a sad state for Antonov, let's hope they can survive this difficult time for them. I read in another forum Cubana is on the verge of grounding their A-158's, only god knows why, hope this is not true.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:20 am

Quoting Wayfarer515 (Reply 55):
What a sad state for Antonov, let's hope they can survive this difficult time for them. I read in another forum Cubana is on the verge of grounding their A-158's, only god knows why, hope this is not true.

As much as I hate to admit it, since the US-Cuban relation warm up, there is chances that all Antonov, Tupolev and Ilyushin aircrafts in CU fleet will be replaced by Airbuses frame... I unfortunately don't see them keep on flying those gaz guzzler if they have a choice... So sad.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:23 am

For a company which has only built 261 aircraft since 1992 (this includes Russian and Iranian built aircraft) it's a bit of a miracle that they still exist:

An-32 – 90
An-70 - 2
An-72/74 family – 80 (75 in Ukraine + 5 in RF)
An-124 Ruslan – 17 (3 in Ukraine + 14 in RF)
An-140 – 33 (12 in Ukraine + 12 in RF + 9 in Iran)
An-148 – 31 (4 in Ukraine + 27 in RF)
An-158 - 7
An-178 – 1
Total: 261
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:05 pm

Quoting SR380 (Reply 56):
As much as I hate to admit it, since the US-Cuban relation warm up, there is chances that all Antonov, Tupolev and Ilyushin aircrafts in CU fleet will be replaced by Airbuses frame... I unfortunately don't see them keep on flying those gaz guzzler if they have a choice... So sad.

The T204 is not as a gas guzzler as many people might think, IIRC past the 1000nm mark it becomes cheaper to fly than the A321. However, the problem is the spare part availability, but the T204 airframe is no slouch. Even the PS90 is not bad at all compared to the RB-211 in terms of fuel consumption.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:34 pm

Antonov has released a video presentation of the new An-132:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGBbXCi8OI8
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:24 pm

Quoting Scipio (Reply 59):
Antonov has released a video presentation of the new An-132:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGBbXCi8OI8

wow, that was a surprise. i thought the AN-132 would be based upon the AN-140, which is a rather modern design. but from the video it is going to be an AN-26 (with the booster engine) and the nose of the AN-140, the wing of the AN-24/26/30/32 and obviously the compartment fittings of the AN-26 with the small crane...

so on the one hand this means the death for the AN-140, on the other hand antonov uses a rather old concept of the an-24, which i always felt was a wonderful aircraft. but maybe the technology behind it might be a bit outdated... but who knows, the B737 is maxed out as well  .

never the less i have a feeling of more capable designs lying around at aviant. looking forward to seeing this one in the air!
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:54 am

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 60):
so on the one hand this means the death for the AN-140, on the other hand antonov uses a rather old concept of the an-24, which i always felt was a wonderful aircraft. but maybe the technology behind it might be a bit outdated... but who knows, the B737 is maxed out as well  .

It also means the death of Motor Sich, which is rather sad as well. The greatness of the AN-26/32 family was due in great part to those amazing engines. Since there is zero chance now of Russian helis and airplanes using Motor Sich, we can also declare its death today.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:04 am

Quoting Wayfarer515 (Reply 61):
Since there is zero chance now of Russian helis and airplanes using Motor Sich, we can also declare its death today.

Not so fast...

Motor Sich is actually doing OK financially (helped by the depreciation of the Ukrainian Hryvnia):

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/325962.html

It is still delivering engines to Russian customers under civilian contracts.

And it is getting into new markets. Motor Sich's AI-225 engine is powering the Chinese Hongdu L-15 supersonic trainer, its AI-450S engine is powering the Austrian Diamond DA50-JP7, and it is exploring a re-engining program for the Polish W-3 Sokol.

http://www.defence24.com/286317,soko...uvenation-of-the-polish-helicopter

Its upgraded D-436-148FM engine just started flight testing on the An-178.

http://vesti-ukr.com/strana/135243-v...tom-an-178-s-ukrainskim-dvigatelem

Even without Russia, there is a huge global market out there for re-engining and upgrading Mi-8/17s, Mi-24s, and Mi-2s.

Moreover, Motor Sich seems to be aiming to become a full-fledged helicopter producer. It has a project for a multifunctional helicopter based on the W-3 Sokol, the MSB-6 Ataman.

http://www.defence24.com/269678,ukra...odernization-and-development-plans

Perhaps we need a separate "Future of Motor Sich" thread ...

[Edited 2016-03-05 19:15:39]
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:41 pm

Antonov test pilots playing with an An-32:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiMwMo_LS30

The video was made last May, but only recently published on the company's Youtube channel.

Another interesting and recent video on this channel is the one showing tests of An-148 operations on an unpaved (grass) runway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v76ow2sFmew

[Edited 2016-03-20 10:34:28]

[Edited 2016-03-20 10:35:17]
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:02 pm

Antonov has entered into an agreement with India's Reliance to develop and produce aircraft for the Indian market.

The reports are somewhat confusing, but the intention seems to be to produce two different aircraft: a 50-80 seat turboprop, and a twin turbofan. Civilian as well as military uses are envisaged.

http://www.janes.com/article/59203/i...e-to-co-produce-transport-aircraft
http://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/rel...es-antonov-aircraft-085403903.html
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/bus...-plan-jv-for-aircraft_6081781.html

It sounds like these could be versions of the An-132 and An-148/178 family, in line with the pre-DefExpo press release from Antonov.

http://www.antonov.com/news/448?lang=en


Meanwhile, the first An-132 prototype is taking shape:

http://www.antonov.com/news/447

http://www.antonov.com/news/449


http://www.antonov.com/media/image/news/fullimg447_1.png

http://www.antonov.com/media/image/news/fullimg449_1.png

http://www.antonov.com/media/image/news/fullimg449_2.png

http://www.antonov.com/media/image/news/fullimg449_3.png
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:23 pm

In Ukraine, some people seem to think that the Antonov-Reliance deal will replace the stalled MTA (UAC/HAL Il-214) project.

http://uatoday.tv/business/good-bye-...ndustry-choses-ukraine-626127.html
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:58 pm

ok so from the pictures, the an-132 will be an an-24 fuselage and wings, with an an-140 nose and tail. that's gonna be a fun thing to look at! hopefully some airline will operate them in pax service and hopefully it will perform better than the an-140.

is there actually an aircraft out there with a worse safety record than the an-140? out of about 30 frames (most of them never saw full airline service) four crashed, at least two due to the aircrafts systems...

and are the ones of yakutia still operational?
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:54 am

Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Group, on Wednesday visited Antonov in Kyiv. He was treated to demonstration flights of the An-158 and An-178.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLXk7pZFPPk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CoHZQl2LbQ

During his visit, he firmed up the preliminary agreement reached at Defexpo 2016 between Antonov and Reliance Defence.

Antonov and Reliance will bid together in HAL's upcoming tender for transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.

This tender seems intended to replace the stalled MTA/Il-214 project with Russia.

http://biz.liga.net/ekonomika/transp...ryutsya-za-indiyskiy-aviarynok.htm
http://lenta.ru/news/2016/04/28/antonov/
http://economics.unian.net/industry/...avit-kryilya-v-indiyskom-nebe.html


Meanwhile, at DSA 2016, Antonov presented the maritime patrol version of the An-148:

http://navyrecognition.com/index.php...tion=com_content&task=view&id=3867

According to this article, Ukraine's Luch Design Bureau (part of the state-owned Ukroboronprom defense conglomerate, as is Antonov since last year), is developing Anti-Ship Missiles for the An-148-300MP.

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 66):
the an-132 will be an an-24 fuselage

More like an An-26 or An-32, I would say. The An-132 will have a rear cargo ramp, unlike the An-24.
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Fri May 13, 2016 3:53 pm

According to Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Zubko, Turkey and Ukraine have reached agreement on the development of three aircraft on the basis of existing Antonov models: a passenger aircraft called TAN-158, to be developed jointly by Turkish Aerospace Industries and Antonov on the basis of the An-158, as well as transport aircraft based on the An-178 and An-70 for Turkey (presumably for the air force).

The agreement was one of a number of agreements concluded today during the tenth meeting of the Turkish-Ukrainian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Trade Cooperation.

Press release, in Ukrainian:

http://www.minregion.gov.ua/press/ne...nni-rozvitku-tranzitnih-koridoriv/


Separately, Russia is apparently considering buying a license from Antonov to produce the An-140 (fully) in Russia. The An-140 was previously produced by Aviakor in Samara, but production was halted in 2015 due to the breakdown in relations between Russia and Ukraine and the resulting lack of Ukrainian-made components.

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2984533
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Fri May 13, 2016 5:06 pm

Wasn't Dornier that was supposed to do this deal with Turkey?
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Tue May 24, 2016 11:47 pm

According to the Hindu Business Line, the Antonov-Reliance consortium is "the clear frontrunner" in the competition for HAL's medium military transport aircraft program, ahead of rival bids from GKN Aerospace, IAI, Ilyushin, and ATR.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...craft-programme/article8641616.ece
 
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RE: Future Of Antonov

Tue May 31, 2016 10:58 pm

Antonov celebrated its 70th birthday today. On this occasion, the firm (and the illustrious second An-225) were visited by President Poroshenko.


Poroshenko called on Antonov to study the possibility of completing the second An-225 and resuming An-70 production.

http://www.antonov.com/news/460?lang=en

http://uatoday.tv/techandscience/ukr...ive-aerospace-industry-664657.html



http://www.antonov.com/media/image/news/fullimg460_2.png


http://www.president.gov.ua/storage/j-image-storage/02/39/93/7d3e68443246bfa25b85a542841a5375_1464693665_extra_large.jpeghttp://www.president.gov.ua/storage/j-image-storage/02/39/99/a5c353ed77f2a1f086c0eabb7d5a010f_1464693665_extra_large.jpeg



Giving a speech to the staff and press with the new An-132 in the background:

http://www.president.gov.ua/storage/j-image-storage/02/40/05/488e60cb7f5947a0e4b1dac958f0e3f7_1464693676_extra_large.jpeg



In other news, Antonov's An-178 had arrived in Berlin to participate in ILA 2016.

http://www.janes.com/article/60818/i...teps-up-international-export-drive



The second An-225 in earlier pictures...

2004:

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/5/8/9/0699985.jpg


2008:

http://cdn.spotters.net.ua/files/images/0000006649_large.jpeg

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/0/1/1658109.jpg


2011:

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/3/0/9/1966903.jpg

[Edited 2016-05-31 16:52:00]
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:17 am

Antonov has signed an agreement with General Electric for the delivery of engines and other systems for Antonov aircraft.
So far, no details have been provided on the Antonov models and GE engines/systems concerned.

http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/en/antonov- ... ctric.html
http://uatoday.tv/business/general-elec ... 01371.html

This agreement is just one of several concluded recently by Antonov with western suppliers.

Dowty Propellers will supply its R408 propeller for the An-132.

http://dowty.com/press-releases/dowty-p ... onstrator/
http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/en/an-132d- ... llers.html

P&W Canada has already delivered PW150A engines for the An-132D demonstrator prototype, and will develop a new version of the PW150A for the An-132 production model.

http://prattwhitney.mwnewsroom.com/pres ... lang=en-US
http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/en/an-132-k ... nprom.html

With the PW150A / R408 combination, the An-132D will essentially have the same power system as the Dash-8 Q400.

With Esterline CMC Electronics, Antonov has concluded two contracts:

- Antonov Airlines' seven An-124s will be upgraded with Esterline's CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS), CMA-5024 GPS Sensor and MFD-2068 Multi-Function Display in a dual configuration
- For 60 new production An-148/158/178 family aircraft, Esterline will deliver dual CMA-9000 FMSs as well as five MFD-3068 Multi-Function Displays

http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/en/litaky-a ... onics.html

Antonov has also agreed with Ivchenko-Progress and Motor Sich on re-engining its An-124 fleet with D-18T Series 3M engines.

http://en.cfts.org.ua/news/antonov_airl ... ed_engines

About the Series 3M engine:

http://ivchenko-progress.com/?p=3879&lang=en
http://ivchenko-progress.com/?p=3042&lang=en
 
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Re: RE: Future Of Antonov

Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:17 am

NH203 wrote:
Quoting SR380 (Reply 6):As it seems Ukraine will join at some point the EU
Is there any evidence that a Ukraine EU membership would have the backing of all 27 member states? I don't think so at all.



Not likely to join the EU. Or at least not in the near future.
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:22 am

I personally love Antonov aircrafts. And I especially think that the An-158 could find a niche in the current market, given the proven reliability, the decent economics and the low acquisition cost.
It's more an issue of technical support and spare parts ease of access, as well as plenty of stigma around post-soviet designs, etc.
The political turmoil does nothing to alleviate this.
Despite the current portfolio, and the ongoing projects Antonov is a very interesting and capable manufacturer, however they are in no easy situation, and would probably benefit from the backing of a strong financial partner and some sound marketing&support scheme.
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:25 am

According to the Ukrainian press, Antonov currently has 10 aircraft in various stages of production as part of fulfilling about 20 firm orders it has on its books. In addition, it has preliminary agreements for the sale of another 70+ aircraft of the An-148/158/178 and An-132 families.

The firm orders include 3 An-148s for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, 10 An-178s for Azerbaijan's Silkway Airlines, four An-148s and one An-178 for Iraq, and the An-132D demonstrator aircraft being built under a contract with Saudi-Arabia.

The most recent delivery was the sixth An-158 delivered to Cubana de Aviacion, in June 2015.

http://delo.ua/business/gp-antonov-sejc ... ov-321569/

The orders for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense include the first An-148-300MP maritime patrol version and one or two An-148-100EA VIP transports. Possibly also a Medvac version.


Something else: demo flight training on the An-178, with 360 degree view from the cockpit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjWYfWwGVrM
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:08 am

With the deal between GE and Antonov, would it be possible to make the 2nd An225 into an An225neo? With GEnX engines and a glass cockpit?
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:42 pm

During a visit by Oleksandr Turchynov (former Acting President of Ukraine and current head of Ukraine's Security Council) to Ukroboronprom a model was shown of the Horlytsya, the drone being developed by a consortium led by Antonov.

The model shows a push-propeller layout. According to the media coverage of Turchynov's visit, the Horlytsya will have a range of over 1000 km and an endurance of about 7-8 hours.It will be multi-functional and will be able to carry arms for attack missions.

http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/uk/ukroboro ... ytsya.html
http://fakty.ictv.ua/ua/index/read-news/id/1593076/
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:14 pm

Antonov will not deliver any aircraft this year, as it is in the midst of a two-year program to replace Russian components on its aircraft by western and Ukrainian ones.

However, it will complete the An-132D demonstrator aircraft, which will not have any Russian parts.

The main suppliers are shown here:

Image

http://www.antonov.com/news/480

Antonov has also just completed testing of Dunlop tires on the An-124. It seems satisfied with the test results, and therefore the newly-developed Dunlop tires are likely to replace the Russian originals on Antonov's An-124s and its An-225.

Image

Obviously, the Dunlop tires are not the only novelty Antonov has been testing. I have not seen such B-787-style engine cowlings before on an An-124 ...
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:08 am

As mentioned in another topic, Sudan Airways mentioned that they will add up to 14 aircrafts in 2017. some time ago they mentioned AN-148 as a possible airframe. Any updates?

Link: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -next-year
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:38 am

Scipio wrote:
Obviously, the Dunlop tires are not the only novelty Antonov has been testing. I have not seen such B-787-style engine cowlings before on an An-124 ...


The chevrons have been fitted to some An-124s for over 9 years ;)

viewtopic.php?t=454535

:)
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:42 pm

VSMUT wrote:
Scipio wrote:
Obviously, the Dunlop tires are not the only novelty Antonov has been testing. I have not seen such B-787-style engine cowlings before on an An-124 ...


The chevrons have been fitted to some An-124s for over 9 years ;)

viewtopic.php?t=454535

:)


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http://artir.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/y ... s-edition/
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Re: RE: Future Of Antonov

Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:13 pm

SR380 wrote:
Wasn't Dornier that was supposed to do this deal with Turkey?


That Dornier deal is a separate issue. The prospective Ukranian deal is yet another. However, I can't really predict the outcome of this Ukranian venture in the light of the recent/future developments between Russia and Turkey, who seem to be entering the second honeymoon!...
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:52 am

 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:59 pm

So, this is a good news, as Antonov needs new projects, the An-32 was a great aircraft and the Saudi are wealthy.

I'm juste wondering : where does it leave the An-140 ? Dead ?
The plane is pretty recent, but the An-132 will directly compete with it on the cargo market (i don't know if a pax version is scheduled for the An-132), so I don't see Antonov producing both aircraft.
And regarding passenger turboprop, the An-140 suffers from a so terrible reputation, that I don't see any new order being placed.
Moreover, wasn't their any issue with the intelectual property being owned by Russia & Ukrain ?

So where does it leave us in terms of programs for Antonov ?

- An-132 with Saudi Arabia (produced in Saudi Arabia)
- An-148
- An-158, and the Turkish version (licenced production in Turkey or a new development ? Tan-158)
- An-178, and the Turkish version (licenced production in Turkey or a new development ? Tan-178). What involvment for Saudi arabia (that has ordered 30 of them)
- An-70/188 ? Turkish involvment ? This one is really foggy.
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:05 pm

I have long thought that Antonov would be a perfect springboard to a domestic civilian aircraft industry in Iran.
What the...?
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:14 pm

JoeCanuck wrote:
I have long thought that Antonov would be a perfect springboard to a domestic civilian aircraft industry in Iran.


Well, their was discussions over a production in Iran by HESA. But I don't think that after the failure of the HESA produced An-140, they are keen to do so, especially with the end of western sanctions...

But they are keen to find partners, as they have reached an agreement with Turkey, and discussions are ongoing with India.
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Nice footage of Antonov's recently restored An-22 landing on an unpaved runway in Mali:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o8p1kFnjqU
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:01 pm

Today, the An-132 made its first flight.
This is Antonov's first model without Russian components...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tnNL0XuYxI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGYjMtIDPHw
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:53 pm

Congrats to the Antonov team for developing this beautiful aircraft, the An-132. Hopefully they have a very successful flight testing program which ultimately will lead to many sales in the future of the aircraft.

Is it possible we see Antonov and Boeing team up in the future? Perhaps Antonov along with Boeing building regional turbo props and jet aircraft and Antonov perhaps serving as Boeings 737 European Middle Eastern airlines delivery center?

Your thoughts?
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:49 pm

In its new marketing plan, Antonov aims to produce at least 70 aircraft over the next 5 years:

http://ukroboronprom.com.ua/en/media/ma ... rokiv.html

Separately, Antonov's CEO Oleksandr Kotsyuba has just announced his resignation. This announcement follows just a few days after media reports of excessive per diems Kotsyuba alledgedly has been receiving during his business trips.
 
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Re: Future Of Antonov

Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:12 am

The Oriole Capital Group announced at the Dubai Air Show that it intends to invest USD 150 million in the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company (KSAMC). KSAMC belongs, just like Antonov, to the aviation cluster of Ukroboronprom and has historically been producing Antonov-designed aircraft. In recent times, it has been building An-72/74 family aircraft and An-140s.

Oriole's investment is intended to "enable mass production and modernization of the iconic AN-74 aircraft", according to their press release.

https://www.oriolecapitalgroup.com/november-13-2017

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