Samara JSC "Aviacor – aviation enterprise" suspends the program of production of aircraft An-140 because of the position of the Ukrainian authorities, said the General Director of the enterprise Alexey Gusev.
"given the fact that we have 34 of the delivering plant and the head design Bureau (Antonov ) are located in Ukraine, to carry out the substitution on accessories in such a short time is not possible. For this reason, the program stops "– quoted him as saying " information Agency ". JSC "Aviacor – aviation enterprise" – one of the largest Russian aircraft manufacturing plants. The main activity of the enterprise – construction, repair, maintenance and supply of spare parts for passenger aircraft Tu-154M and An-140. The company is among the few companies in Russia that possess experience in the field of serial production of civil and military aircraft from parts, components and assemblies of its production. An-140 - Russian-Ukrainian regional turboprop passenger Aircraft developed by Antonov ASTC " Antonov ". The liner can carry up to 52 passengers over distances of up to 2, 3 thousand Kilometers. The aircraft is manufactured at the Kharkov state aircraft manufacturing company and at the Samara aviation plant " Aviacor ". As of December 2014, the Russian defense Ministry has purchased An eight-140, and by 2020, it was planned to purchase an additional 20 such aircraft. In July 2012, the Ministry of defence has ordered eleven ships. So, stop production of these aircraft means failure of the state defense order. As stated air force commander Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev on July 22, Russia until not refused to supply components for the An-140 from Ukraine, but in the future the domestic defence industry to produce spare parts for these aircraft. On July 21, General Director of the Samara company "Aviakor-Aviation enterprise" Alexey Gusev at the meeting, chaired by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the development of the Samara region, said that the Russian-Ukrainian project on production of An-140 was on the verge of stopping.
On July 16, Deputy Russian defense Minister Yuri Borisov said about the threat of disruption of the supply of the Voronezh aviation aircraft by combining 2 of the 4 planned aircraft An-148-100E for the Ukrainian company. Remember, in may, the Ukrainian government has terminated a contract between the governments of Ukraine and Russia on military-technical cooperation. In addition, in early summer, the head of Ukraine signed a law on denunciation of the agreement between the government of Ukraine and the government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the military field, in the field of military intelligence, on denunciation of the agreement on the organization of military interstate transportations and settlements for them. According to experts, the refusal to cooperate With Russia in the military-industrial complex almost completely Lisitsian military industry: from the cessation of military-technical cooperation between Ukraine will lose a lot more than Russia. In January the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu said that before the end of the year, the Russian military is expected to replace nearly 700 types of components for weapons and military equipment, which were produced in cooperation With Ukraine.