The Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise has signed a contract for production of almost 60 aircraft. Roman Romanov, the general director of the Ukroboronprom state defense concern, of which the aircraft manufacturer is part, announced this to the UNIAN news agency.

"Today, the number of contracts is nearing 60. According to my information, the enterprise has already begun receiving money for implementing them," said Romanov. He did not provide details of the contracts.

As reported, Romanov said in early September that Antonov had signed a contract for production of 43 aircraft. According to him, Antonov received orders for production of An-178, An-158, and An-74 aircraft.

Representatives of Antonov announced in mid-December that the enterprise and Taqnia Aeronautics (Saudi Arabia) had signed a memorandum of intention to jointly supply 30 An-178 medium-range transport aircraft to the Saudi Air Force.