State enterprise «Antonov» (Kiev) and Taqnia Saudi have signed an agreement on cooperation in the organization in Saudi Arabia the production of new multipurpose An-132 cargo capacity of 9.2 tons, said on Monday, 22 February 2016, the press service of SE.
The document was signed in the framework of the 21-28 of February in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) international aviation exhibitions AFED – 2016 in the presence of the Deputy Secretary of defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia his Highness Prince Turki bin Saud Mohammed al-Saud (Turki bin Saud Mohammed A. Al-Saud).
According to the report, in addition to works on the Saudi Arabia launch of the new cooperative production of An-132, the agreement also stipulates the specific plans of the parties for the supply, maintenance, after-sale support of Antonov aircraft families An-132 An-178 and An-148.
As stated after signing the document, the President of SE Antonov Mikhail Gvozdev, the document is considered as a «concrete step» in bilateral business relations: «This document can be viewed as a road map of our cooperation in joint programmes,» he said.
As reported, SE «Antonov» signed in April of 2015 an agreement with Saudi CAST on cooperation for the joint development and production of a modernized version of An-32 — An-132 cargo capacity of 9.2 tons. In accordance with the agreement, the Ukrainian side ensures that the transfer of technology for the production of An-32 the Kingdom of SA and training.
In June in the 51-th international aerospace salon Le Bourget-2015 (Paris), Antonov company, Taqnia Saudi, Ukrniiat, «Altis holding (Ukraine), and Broetje-Automation (Germany) signed a Protocol of intent on designing and building aircraft plant in Saudi Arabia. According to preliminary estimates, Saudi domestic demand and the customer’s power structures, the multipurpose An-132 and its modifications is estimated at about 80 cars. The market demand for a new Na-132 for the period until 2025 — more than 200 cars.
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In February, the power in Kiev, the Ukrainian partner of the completed Assembly of fuselage of the aircraft-demonstrator of the new transport EN-132, until the end of 2016, the prototype should be presented to potential customers.
Antonov company is a leading Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of aircraft, a recognized world leader in the niche of transport airplanes above the rest. The company cooperates with 76 countries of the world. By decision of the government, from April 2015, the company is part of the state concern «Ukroboronprom».
Antonov and Taqnia Saudi signed an agreement on joint production of multi-purpose An-132 23.02.2016