Ukraine has completed the state testing of An-70 military-transport aircraft, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to Antonov State Enterprise.
The upgraded aircraft confirmed its performance and reliability of its systems and equipment, short-takeoff and landing capability and the ability to transport all the specified types of cargo. The tests have been carried out by pilots and engineers of the State Research Center (SRC) of the Ukrainian air forces in cooperation with Antonov State Enterprise.
The leading pilot of the SRC responsible for An-70 testing, Alexander Pakholchenko, highly appreciated the aircraft performance and the vehicle’s operating performance. According to him, the new cockpit meets the latest standards.
Following the results of the state testing a commission recommended launching the serial production of An-70 and putting the vehicle into service.