23-01-2017 / On January 20,2017, during the official visit to Ukraine, Defence Secretary of Great Britain Sir Michael Fallon visited ANTONOV Company.
«We stand firm with our Ukrainian friends», − Defence Secretary of Great Britain Sir Michael Fallon
On January 20,2017, during the official visit to Ukraine, Defence Secretary of Great Britain Sir Michael Fallon visited ANTONOV Company. He was accompanied by other official, in particular by Her Excellency Judith Gough, British Ambassador to Ukraine.
The delegation members familiarized with current ANTONOV’s programmes and discussed possible ways of further development of the existing cooperation of many years. Oleksandr Kotsiuba, President of ANTONOV Company, said: Our enterprise has been working in cooperation with British companies for about 30 years. British businessmen of Air Foyle company taught ANTONOV’s specialists to organize works at the world market of cargo air transportation on Ruslan and Mriya aircraft. Since 1990, ANTONOV airplanes supported UK MoD in its conflict and humanitarian operations as well as exercises. In January 2017, ANTONOV AIRLINES opened a new office «Dreamlifts Ltd» near London. We also appreciate participation of our partners from Great Britain in construction of the modern ANTONOV aircraft».
In an assembly shop of ANTONOV Company the guests surveyed the newest AN−132D transport, which was created under participation of British companies. In particular, the aircraft’s engine is fitted with propellers of Dowty Propellers company. The pilots’ seats were delivered by Ipeco company.
«Here at the AANTONOV Company I am able to see our deep economic and trade relationship first hand. This is a special connection we hope to deepen as Global Britain steps up and we stand firm with our Ukrainian friends», − said Defence Secretary of Great Britain in conclusion of the visit.