Antonov SE and the government of Quebec are ready to facilitate the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, the State Concern Ukroboronprom and its enterprises on the production of An-74TK-200 aircraft in Quebec for international markets, including North American ones. About this on its official website reported the Canadian Capital Hill Group (CHG), which has been a leader in government relations in Canada for over 25 years.
“This project will become key not only for the aerospace industry of Ukraine and Canada, but also for the economies of both countries in general”, - noted in Ukroboronprom. According to the press service of the concern, it is planned to develop a number of modifications of the basic model of civil and special-purpose aircraft, possibly thanks to the many years of experience of the Antonov State Enterprise specialists, who produce bold and effective engineering solutions.
The final assembly of the model will be organized at production facilities in Ukraine and Canada.
"Successful certification of the aircraft model and its production will allow the Ukrainian aviation industry to get out of the protracted crisis," the Ukroboronprom noted.
The Antonov-Canada company was created to promote aircraft designed and manufactured at the Antonov State Enterprise on the international market. The primary task of the Antonov and Antonov-Canada companies is to organize cooperation and establish the work of the design bureau for research and development, previous processing and testing, on the basis of which a model of an aircraft for flight tests is made.
The most promising for the implementation of this ambitious goal is the model of the An-74TK-200 aircraft, developed by the Antonov Design Bureau, which until now has been massively produced by the Kharkov State Aviation Production Enterprise.
The An-74TK-200 aircraft is designed to carry 52 passengers, cargo weighing up to 10 tons, as well as mixed passenger and cargo transportation on international short and medium-range air routes. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 36.5 tons, the maximum flight height is 10100 m, the cruising speed is 600-700 km /h, the flight range with a load of 10 tons is 950 km, with a load of 1.8 tons it is 4250 km. The crew consists of two people.
The aircraft can be used in particularly harsh operating conditions, such as arctic or alpine, temporary, natural, limited runways with minimal or no support infrastructure, which is undoubtedly the market advantage of this aircraft model.
In addition to the advantages, the basic model AN-74TK-200 has a number of disadvantages that limit or exclude the satisfaction of market demand. First of all, this concerns the critical dependence on the use of a significant number of components produced in the territory of the Russian Federation, which, moreover, do not meet modern requirements, which, in turn, does not allow obtaining mandatory certification of aircraft in European and American markets.
Recall that on June 1, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (KKK) and the State Concern "Ukroboronprom" signed a Memorandum of Understanding between KKK and SC "Ukroboronprom" on cooperation in the field of strategic security, defense, aerospace activities and ammunition production.
In addition, within the framework of the Memorandum, the State Concern "Ukroboronprom", the State Joint Stock Holding Company "Artem" and the Canadian company GL Munitions Inc. signed an Agreement on cooperation in the production of small arms ammunition.