Employees of the Lutsk car assembly plant of JSC "Bogdan Motors" have started to fulfill the order of 10 buses for SE "Antonov", the contract with which was concluded on December 28, 2020 ... Now the first painted body of the Bogdan A14532 bus is being completed in the assembly shop of the State Enterprise "Auto Assembly Plant No. 1".
Ordered buses "Bogdan A14532" are suburban /intercity buses with a total length of 9.82 m. The total passenger capacity is 70 people (on suburban routes), including 43 seats. They meet the ecological standard Euro 5, have comfortable soft chairs, are comfortable and safe to use. The buses will be equipped with European units, including an Iveco engine.
It should be noted that SE "Auto Assembly Plant No. 1" provides 2 years of warranty service for buses, or 100,000 km of run.
Recall that on December 29, 2020, Antonov State Enterprise received a state order from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for three An-178 military transport aircraft. On December 31, 2020, Antonov State Enterprise entered into a loan agreement with the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine JSC (Ukreximbank) to raise a loan against government guarantees.
On December 23, the Economic Court of the Dnipropetrovsk region opened proceedings in the bankruptcy case of Bogdan Motors JSC at the request of the financial company Finwork. The company said then that lenders refuse to meet borrowers during the pandemic. The corporation noted that not a single program to support the industry has been adopted, car manufacturers have not gained access to cheap loans, government orders are being reduced.