Sixteen new aircraft have been built at the Antonov Serial Production Plant (formerly known as the Aviant aircraft plant) since Ukraine gained independence. This number does not include prototype aircraft such as the An-178, which was built for demonstration and conducting tests, and aircraft built at the Kharkiv aircraft plant, the Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise told the CFTS.
"The enterprise began serial production only in late 2009, when the Antonov Serial Production Plant was merged with the Antonov ASTC by a government decision. The Antonov Serial Production Plant was practically out of operation at the time of the merger, having not produced any aircraft," the press service of Antonov said.
Following are the volumes serial aircraft production at the Aviant aircraft plant since 2009:
2010: one AN-148;
2011: three AN-32;
2012: three AN-32, two AN-148, and one AN-158;
2013: two AN-158;
2014: two AN-158;
2015: one AN-148 and one AN-158.
The Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise completed the construction of the first test version of the AN-178 aircraft in 2015 and the second this year. Both aircraft are undergoing tests. Moreover, Antonov is currently completing the prototype of the An-132 aircraft, which is being created in cooperation with partners from Saudi Arabia.
The Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise also told the CFTS that the enterprise has developed, built, tested, and certified a number of new aircraft since Ukraine attained independence. These are the An-70 military transport aircraft; the An-140, An-148, and An-158 passenger aircraft and their modifications; the An-38 multipurpose aircraft; various modifications of the An-74 aircraft, including the An-74TK-300 passenger and cargo aircraft and the An-74-00S medical aircraft; three new modifications of the An-124-100 Ruslan aircraft; new versions of the An-2 (An-3T, An-2-100) aircraft. The An-225 transport aircraft has been relaunched and certified for commercial operation and the new An-178 transport aircraft is undergoing certification tests.
Earlier on Wednesday, the CFTS reported that the Antonov state aircraft manufacturing enterprise had built about 10 aircraft since Ukraine attained independence. The enterprise’s President Oleksandr Kotsuba announced this approximate figure.