krainian Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft inter-governmental agreement with Russia on serial production of An-124 aircraft powered by D-18T engines. It is stated in the decree of the Ukrainian government, RBC-Ukraine reports.
"To approve the draft agreement between the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers and Russian government on implementation of measures of State Support for resuming the serial production of An-124 aircraft powered by D-18T engines and their modifications", - said in the document.
Moreover, the Cabinet authorized the Minister of Industrial Policy of Ukraine, Mikhail Korolenko, to sign the abovementioned document.
We remind you that following the results of a meeting of the committee for economic cooperation between the countries with the participation of the head of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, Nikolay Azarov, prime-minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, said in October 2013 that the production of these jets will be resumed “as soon as possible”.
"At present we are completing the process of establishing a joint venture related to production of An-124. We hope to launch the production as soon as possible", - he said.
The serial production of An-124 was being carried out during the period from 1984 to 2004. A total of 56 aircraft of the type have been manufactured.