AEROPRAKT OOO (Aeroprakt JSC)
Aeroprakt was formed in Kiev in 1986, after Yuri Yakovlev, who had designed the T-8 lightplane for the Aeropract organisation of Samara, Russia, was invited to work at Antonov Design Bureau. Yakovlev then produced the A-20 Chervonets and joined with fellow engineer Oleg Litovshenko in an initially part-time vrnture. Established in present, commercial form in 1991. Retaining the 'k for Kiev' in its name, the company now employs only even-numbered designations for its aircraft, the latest to fly being the A-28. Company has agencies in Australia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, UAE, UK and USA. Design and production personnel total 40; factory space 2,000 m2 (21,525 sq ft), although some production subcontracted to Aviant and Antonov. More than 100 Aeroprakt aircraft have been constructed.