UNIKOMTRANSO AO (Unicomtranso JSC)
Established 1990 as Unikomtrans, a production co-operative operating an An-12 and An-74 on air freight operations. Became Unikomtranso AO on 6 April 1994 and made first issue of shares in 2000. Business includes aircraft upgrades, light aircraft design, construction of lightplane prototypes and flight- and technical training on light aircraft. Manufacture in series assigned to Progress Scientific & Technical Complex under agreement of 16 March 2000.
First aircraft, the Model 11 Frigat, was exhibited at Moscow Salon in August 1995; remains available. Don was first shown in August 2001. On 3 March 2003, Unikomtranso JSC and Express Aircraft Company LLC of USA signed five-year agreement covering Russian manufacture of Express 2000, first five kits being due to arrive from USA in mid-2003. Unikomtranso to complete 90 aircraft as agricultural sprayers for use in Samara region.