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    News | 05 Jun 2009 07:00 | Günter Endres

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  • State of change

    News | 14 Sep 2004 00:00

    <p>Ukraine's aerospace industry is shaking off the legacy of the Soviet era with new products, developed since independence, coming onto the market</p> <p>Ukraine's aerospace industry is often overshadowed by Russia's huge military-industrial complex, but its contribution to the world history of aviation and space is enormous. Some 25,000 aircraft and 400 spacecraft have been manufactured there, including the world's largest transport, the Antonov An-225 Mriya.</p> <p>The Ukrainian industry has survived the break-up of the Soviet Union and a deep crisis in the 1990s. It is now well on the way to recovery as new products, developed after the country's independence, come to the market. They will be showcased at the forthcoming Aviasvit air show in Kiev. First held in 1999, Aviasvit aims to send a message to the more than 60 countries where Ukrainian-made aircraft and engines are operated that the country is back as a major player in world aerospace.</p> <p>The show has been popular wi
  • An-225 on Afghan trip

    News | 11 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>The Antonov An-225 Mriya was awaiting final approval as <I>Flight International</I> went to press to undertake what is believed to be its first commercial flight since certification. </p> <p>The An-225, the world's largest aircraft, was certificated in May in the Ukraine and approved in the USA late last month. It was awaiting security approval to deliver 100,000 charity packages to Afghanistan. The aircraft is likely to fly from New York Kennedy. </p> <p>The flight would be operated by Air Foyle Heavylift, a joint venture between UK outsize freight operator HeavyLift Cargo Airlines and Antonov Airlines marketing specialist Air Foyle. The Antonov has no more customers for the aircraft. </p> <p>The An-225 was restored to flightworthy condition earlier this year in a bid to break into the outsize cargo market. </p>
  • Future imperfect

    News | 06 Nov 2001 00:00

    <p>VLADIMIR KARNOZOV / MOSCOW</p> <p>A programme of modernisation aims to prepare Soviet-era Antonov and Ilyushin outsized cargo freighters for new environmental requirements</p> <p>Demanding International Civil Aviation Organisation environmental requirements threaten the outsized cargo market, as they could force out of service the aging and noisy Soviet-era Antonov An-124 and Ilyushin Il-76, which still dominate industry operations. Also continuing economic difficulties in Russia and Ukraine have so far not allowed the design houses to work seriously on a suitable replacement. </p> <p>Since the Iron Curtain's fall, the former Soviet airline industry has gone to great lengths to integrate into the world's airline network. While passenger jets from Ilyushin, Tupolev and Yakovlev did not prove up to the competition, Antonov and Ilyushin freighters found niches in the global market, and even opened a new dimension in cargo service - the world's largest operational freighter in widesp
  • Return of the Titan

    News | 17 Jun 2001 00:00

    <p>MIKE MARTIN</p> <p>It's 12 years since the Antonov An-225 Mriya heavy-lifter appeared at Paris. Since its spectacular debut in 1989, the six-engined monster, offering a 250t payload, has been grounded for seven years and only flew again earlier this year. The $20 million programme to make the aircraft airworthy again has involved new avionics and improved D-18T engines to enable it to meet noise regulations. The An-225 is scheduled by year-end to have completed the certification trials that were 90% completed before its grounding.</p> <p>Originally built to support the heavy-lift transportation needs of the Russian space programme, the aircraft was withdrawn from service when the Buran space shuttle was scrapped. Now the growing market for outsize cargo movements has led to its resurrection. In 1989 the An-225, with Buran on its back, was one of the highlights of the flying display. Even on the ground it was something special, amazing visitors as it taxied across the airfield's so
  • An-225 Mriya takes to the sky after seven years

    News | 15 May 2001 00:00

    <p>The only example of a 600t Antonov An-225 Mriya heavy lifter performed a 30min flight from Gostomel aerodrome near Kiev on 7 May, seven years after it last flew. </p> <p>Ten further flights of the six-engined aircraft are to be made before its scheduled appearance at the Paris air show next month. By year-end the An-225 should have finished the certification trials that were 90% completed before the aircraft was grounded. This occurred after 347 flights and 200 flight hours. The aircraft was originally built to carry Russia's Buran spacecraft before the rival to the US Shuttle was cancelled. </p> <p>Following certification the AN-225 will enter revenue service, probably with Antonov Airlines. Making the aircraft airworthy has taken six months and required $20 million, the money being provided by Antonov and engine-maker Motor-SICh. The upgraded aircraft has new avionics and improved D-18T engines to enable it to meet noise regulations. </p> <p>An offer of financial support from V