Ukraine to build airplane factory in Saudi ArabiaStaff writer ▼ | June 18, 2015
Ukraine has signed a deal to construct an airplane factory in Saudi Arabia. The plant will use the latest technology to produce the new AN-132 light transport aircraft.
Cooperation AN-132 light transport aircraft
Ukraine's state-run Antonov aircraft company will participate in the design and construction of the plant along with partners Taqnia of Saudi Arabia, the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Technologies, Altis Holding of Ukraine, and Broetje−Automation of Germany, according to a statement on the Antonov website issued Wednesday. The agreement was signed at this year's Paris air show.
Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov and Saudi state-owned King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) agreed in April to produce a modernized version of Antonov's AN-32 military transport aircraft. ■