The Ukrainian state-owned aerospace and defense company, Antonov, and the Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC) have signed a joint cooperation agreement on the An-225 ‘Mriya’ strategic airlift cargo aircraft program. The agreement paves the way for long-term cooperation between both parties.
The first stage of the cooperation agreement includes the construction of the second modernized An-225 ‘Mriya’ plane at Antonov’s facilities in Ukraine, which will then be delivered to AICC.
Whereas in the second stage, joint production of the An-225 will take place in China under Antonov’s license.
Both stages will be implemented in accordance with the signed contracts.