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Antonov has released first aircraft without Russian parts

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The state aircraft-building enterprise "Antonov" has produced the airframe of the first serial transport aircraft An-178 without Russian parts. Oleksandr Los, President of Antonov State Enterprise, spoke about this in an interview with Ukrinform. “This is the first aircraft that is built without a single Russian component. time was taken by import substitution and the search for new suppliers,” Los said. He also said that 2/3 of the equipment of this aircraft is supplied from the… (112.international) Altro...

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picturetaker
Christian Parada 8
Looks kind of like a mini-Boeing C-17 Globemaster.
GregPeterman
Greg Peterman 1
When I saw the picture, "Globemaster" my first thought.
RainbowRiver
RainbowRiver 1
Or a mini-C-141 for us old guys... now THAT was a great airplane :)
houseofgold
houseofgold 8
Looks like a BAE146 in twin jet format
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 1
that would be the dornier 328.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Dornier_328JET
jwaltersdenver
James Walters 6
The story is not quiet clear on the significance of this event. This from KIEV, UKRAINE...

The company dates back to Soviet days when “the Ukraine” was an SSR. Totally under control of Moscow.

So Antonovs were assembled in Kiev with all parts being Russian. Around 1997, I sat in the cockpit of an Antonov At
khmelniyski airport. Curious for me as I was former USAF pilot. No, they didn’t let even crank it up.

NOW, Ukraine is an independent nation, with an uneasy alliance with its giant neighbor.

And most of the parts were made, not in EU or China,, but here in the USA.

that’s the amazing part of this...
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 2
Uneasy alliance? Russia has invaded and annexed large portions of Ukraine, and Russian-backed separatists are pushing for more territory to come under Russian control.
bubblecom
Robert Fleury 1
They got a good price on early Airbus 319 winglets...
acridbanter
Anatolii Bugakov -4
with parts from the USA, the main competitive advantage of this aircraft - the low price - was destroyed.
renb
Ren Babcock 5
Probably the avionics and engines are the highest value items, which are used throughout Airbus and Boeing fleets, so no.
smithfc
Francis smith 1
The engines are from Progress, a Ukrainian company, according to Wiki.
belzybob
belzybob -2
Could have built it from scrap BAe146 air-frames.
pilot62
Scott Campbell -3
They never originate for sure

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