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An-178 Debuts at Paris Air Show

An-178 Debuts at Paris Air Show

Undaunted by the undeclared war with Russian-backed separatists for the east of the country, Ukrainian airlifter specialist Antonov arrived in Paris for this week’s air show with a new aircraft, plans for new developments and a restructured company to help restore its market position.

Antonov’s AN-178 twin jet airlifter took to the air for the first time May 7 but little over a month later is gracing the static display at Le Bourget as one of the few new military aircraft on display this year.

It’s part of a drive that Ukrainian trade minister Ruslan Demchenko described as “restoring the leadership” of the local industry in the global market when he talked to reporters at the show.

For the complete story by Andrew Chuter of DefenseNews, click here.

Updated: June 18, 2015 — 2:34 PM

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