Rumours link US to resumed An-124 production
21 / 06 / 2010
BOEING may take over the final assembly of the An-124 for use in the US market.
Alexei Fyodorov, head of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation, claims both the Russian and US governments have discussed the matter and taken it up with Boeing. Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, will further discuss the matter with the US during his visit to the US later this month.
However, Ukraine’s Antonov Design Bureau claims it wasn’t involved in any of the negotiations, protesting that it still owns the rights to the design of the An-124.
While the An-124 is still a popular aircraft, since the end of its production rumours of its resumed manufacture have been as common as they have been elusive.