Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan to restart production of an upgraded version of the giant An-124-100 freighter at the Ulyanovsk Aviastar-SP plant, although the funding of the effort is still in question. United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) is prepared to build at least 70 An-124s through 2014-2015 if the government will invest $500 million in the plant for re-tooling and manufacturing restoration. The re-launch of the An-124 line could be feasible if the Russian ...


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