The Ministry intends to support the An-124-100 “Ruslan” in proper technical condition, without the assistance of Ukrainian specialists. Earlier, representatives of the concern “Antonov” has threatened to ban Russian aircraft of this brand to fly abroad.
The Ministry of industry and trade explained that the Ukrainian state enterprise “Antonov” does not fulfill its obligations in maintaining the airworthiness of transport aircraft An-124-100 “Ruslan”, reports RIA Novosti.
“Despite the claims of the SE “Antonov” about the maintenance of the type certificate of practical work in this direction, the Russian operators have been suspended. In this regard, we are forced to look for a solution to this problem”, — reported in Department.
Earlier, the head of the Ukrainian aircraft building concern “Antonov” Alexander Kotsyuba warned of a possible ban on international flights by Russian An-124. This will be the case if the owners of the ships refuse the service developer. According to the head of “Antonov”, it’s not just about the image of the enterprise, but also of safety.
Media wrote that the technical support of the world’s largest cargo aircraft An-124 “Ruslan” can do Aviation complex named Ilyushin ” (JSC “Il”). Still maintenance was engaged in the Ukrainian concern “Antonov” jointly with the Russian company Aviastar-SP”. In Russia “Ruslana” basically exploit the company “Volga-Dnepr” and videoconferencing.