ANTONOV MODERNIZES AIRCRAFT TOGETHER WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC

UKROBORONPROM SE "Antonov" and General Electric together elaborate on modernization of Ukrainian aircraft. The parties signed the relevant Memorandum of cooperation on July 21 in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian.

"Antonov" and General Electric will replace engines, modernize systems and conduct other technical improvements.

The SC "UkrOboronProm" concluded strategic agreements with international companies in the frameworks of aerospace salon "FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW-2016″. Thus, transport aircraft An-124 and An-148/158/178 will have modern avionics from Canadian company Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC), and An-132 will be equipped with the new version turboprop engine PW150A from Pratt & Whitney Canada.

A year ago the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to transfer the management of SE “Antonov” to SC “UkrOboronProm.” As a part of the State Concern, “Antonov” fulfilled import substitution program, expanded the range of foreign partners, developed new aircraft AN-132, launched the development of domestic unmanned aircraft complex, received the order from the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.