UKROBORONPROM SE "Antonov" delivered modernized military transport aircraft An-26 – serial number #82-06, registration mark 05, with popular name "Vezunchik*"and with the name on the board " Feniks **" – to the military unit # А2215.

"Specialists of the enterprise completed works on modernization of onboard electronic equipment of the aircraft. Now "Vezunchik" will fly international aviation routes, perform combat and learning tasks from various airports, using airport radio communication, navigation and landing equipment of public airports ", – said the First Vice President of the company, Oleksandr Kotsiuba.

According to him, "Antonov" management decided to provide free services to the military unit #A2215 on development of design documentation, restoration, modernization and installation of aircraft equipment, and testin the aircraft both on the ground and in flight. The works were carried out in the short term and called for considerable experience, professionalism and dedicated work of engineering and testing departments, production department and Service center, as well as the flight- test team. The cost of services is estimated at nearly 2.4 million UAH.

"Today," Antonov" is transferring a new aircraft to Ukrainian military, having substantially expanded its operational capabilities. In general, more than 20 aircrafts are used in the ATO zone. We thank the employees of the plant for effective work for Ukrainian military, "- said UKROBORONPROM Deputy Director General Volodymyr Kostrytskyy.

In April 2015 SE "Antonov" joined the SC "Ukroboronprom." This year the new AN-178 was represented; there is work going on the aircraft AN-132, and "Antonov" – in close cooperation with leading UOP enterprises  – is developing domestic tactical unmanned multipurpose complex. For 9 months of 2015 "Antonov" received net profit 274 million UAH.



* “Lucky”

** “Phoenix”