An-70T Transport Airplane to Be Build Using Funds of Foreign Customer
In the opinion of the General director of the Medium Transport Airplane International Consortium /MK STS/, Leonid Terent`ev, a resolution has been adopted at the present time regarding the construction of the An-70T airplane for commercial sales to the airlines with the aid of the investments of foreign customers. Negotiations are on-going with a number of undisclosed states.
At the same time, Leonid Terent`ev noted that negotiations with China for the An-70 airplane are being held separately along the way and their pace and results are not to be made public. Approximately 30 million dollars are needed to build the An-70T in the Russo-Ukrainian integration. However, several demands of the foreign investors about the airplanes integration and power plant using imported engines may actually raise the stated cost.
The market size for the commercial sales of airplanes of the An-70T is estimated at 627 aircraft to 2008, with a total cost of more than 35 billion dollars at a cost of one airplane of not less than 55 - 60 million dollars.
/Finmarket Agency /AVIA.RU - Информационное агентство "Российская авиация и космонавтика"