AVIATSIONNY NAUCHNO-TEKHNICHESKY KOMPLEKS IMENI O.K. ANTONOVA (Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex named for O.K. Antonov; Antonov ASTC)
Antonov OKB was founded in 1946 by the eminent aircraft designer Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov. More than one hundred types and modifications of aircraft of various purposes have been designed since the date of the company's foundation. All in all more than 22,000 aircraft have been built. Over one and a half thousand Antonov aircraft have been exported to more than 50 countries all over the world. Recently, regional aircraft An-140 and An-47TK-300, super heavy transporter An-225 Mriya entered operation. At present, multipurpose aircraft An-38-200 and medium military transporter An-70 are being tested, An-124-100 Ruslan is being developed. The An-148 regional jet intended for carrying out 70-80 passengers is being designed.
Nowadays the Antonov ASTC is engaged in designing the new aircraft and developing the modifications of the aircraft of earlier designs, providing the operational support, engineering work on the aircraft service life extension, training the flight and maintenance crews, international air transportation of cargoes. The high-skilled specialists of ASTC render the assistance by training the local personnel, participate in the international cooperation of the aircraft/equipment design and manufacture.
Russian Federation is a strategic partner of Antonov ASTC. Antonov company creates its aircraft in a wide cooperation with enterprises of this country. A lot of Antonov aircraft are being manufactured at aviation plants of Russian Federation.