Ukrainian state enterprise "Antonov" is actively working on decreasing the volume of Russian components in the produced aircraft, said the head of the organization Mikhail Gvozdev.
"Until recently, the share of Russian occupied parts up To 50%. She currently reduced by 10%, the Company plans to completely abandon Russian components in the future. This comfortable fresh accessories and parts on the Ukrainian enterprises within the structure of " Ukroboronprom ", – the news Agency of words Gvozdeva. As said Gvozdev, Antonov company has orders for the production and sale of 43 aircraft, and capacities allow to produce each year only 24 aircraft factories in Kharkov and Kiev. According to Gvozdev, the Ukrainian state enterprise "Antonov" started production of the first prototype military transport aircraft An-132 as part of a joint project with Saudi Arabia." 1st Experimental model will be produced in Kiev. It is expected to deliver to Saudi Arabia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 ", – Gvozdev said, adding that the contract was signed in April of 2015. According to the President of the organization, "is the 1st plane in the line of" Antonov ", which will be produced entirely without Russian components ". Gvozdev said that at present, the Antonov signed a Memorandum of intent for joint production 80 aircraft An-132 For Saudi Arabia." Some planes will be done in Ukraine. At the same time will create capacity For the production of this aircraft and components within Saudi Arabia ", – added Gvozdev.