Ukraine’s aerospace industry has no future...
Interview: Alexander Kava, Ukraine's former deputy minister for infrastructure
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October 28, 2019 - by ES for rusaviainsider.com
Ukraine's aerospace industry has no future – the time for its revival is irreversibly lost, insists Alexaner Kava, the country's former (2014-2015) deputy minister for infrastructure.
Now a transport industry expert, here he shares his insight with ATO.ru, Russian Aviation Insider's partner publication.
ATO: How would you define the current status of Ukraine's aerospace industry? Is the patient still alive?
A.K.: The aircraft industry in Ukraine is history.
A.K: The last serial aircraft produced in Ukraine was the [Antonov] An-158 for Cubana, Cuba's national carrier, which made its first flight in April 2015.
A.K.: Somewhat earlier, in January of the same year, the last Ukrainian-made An-148 was built, which is now flying in North Korea, often with [Supreme Leader of North Korea] Kim Jong-un on board.
ATO: Who is responsible for such a lamentable condition of the country's aerospace industry?
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