Antonov, or Antonov Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex (Antonov ASTC) , formerly the Antonov Design Bureau, is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company with particular expertise in the field of very large aircraft construction. Antonov ASTC is a state-owned commercial company. Its headquarters are in Kiev.
The company is named after Oleg Antonov, its founder and head designer of An-2, An-24, An-22 and other planes.
The Antonov company lacks facilities for full construction of some aircraft, a result of Soviet industrial strategy that split military production between different regions of the USSR. This distribution minimized potential war loss risks. As a result, Antonov airplanes are often assembled by the specialist contract manufacturers in Kharkiv (Ukraine), Novosibirsk (Russia), and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
123 Fields of commercial activity of Antonov ASTC include:
Aircraft construction and manufacture
Airfreight services (Antonov Airlines)
Aircraft maintenance and upgrading
Aerospace related engineering support
Operation of the Gostomel airport (Antonov…
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