Ukrainian aircraft maker Antonov has resumed flight trials of its An-70 medium military transport aircraft. The first three test flights were performed Sept. 27-30 near Kiev and involved the only existing prototype (tail number UR-NTK) with improved powerplants and avionics. The An-70 program was launched in the 1980s, but the collapse of the Soviet Union, a lack of funding, and technical problems hampered the aircraft’s development, which is now jointly financed by Russia and ...
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