On May 22, 2015, the AN−26 transport, renewed with participation of ANTONOV, other aviation enterprises of Ukraine and volunteers, rose into the air in Boryspil airport. Till present, this aircraft was spending his days on the earth since August 2003.
In the letter to Dmytro Kiva, President – General Designer of ANTONOV Company, Commander of A2215 military division noted:
“The aircraft won’t be restored without the help of specialists of your enterprise. This was you, who gave him a chance for living”.
ANTONOV Company regularly interacts with divisions of the Ministry of Defence and National Guard of Ukraine, providing restoration, overhaul and airworthiness maintenance of the adopted ANTONOV aircraft. Work on equipping these aircraft with additional equipment, improving level of its protection against being under fire of anti−aircraft complexes, is also in process at the enterprise.
Source / Author: Antonov