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Ukraine Wants Aeronautics Industry

22. October 2009 by James 0 Comments

Ukrainian government officials are engaging in talks to bring aircraft manufacturing to Ukraine.  Speaking at Ukraine’s New York Consulate, Economic Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn would not go into specifics, saying only that they are holding meetings with both Airbus SAS and Boeing.

Currently, Ukrainian firms Antonov OKB, Aviaremontnyi Zavod 410 and VAT Motor Sich manufacture plane and engine parts. Plane bodies are still made in Russia and shipped to the Ukraine for complete assembly.

Ukraine desires to have all aspects of aircraft manufacturing to be located inside the country. Danylyshyn said a partnership would ensure this happens. It might take as long as four years and $5 billion in investments by a partner such as Airbus or Boeing to achieve this goal.