Named after famous designer Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov, this company originated as the Antonov Design Bureau of the USSR. Antonov began his career by designing gliders and became the chief designer of the Moscow Glider Factory. The Design Bureau bearing his name started in 1946 in Leningrad and soon produced the An-2 biplane, which was built in vast numbers. There followed many transport aircraft, up to the An-70. It is now a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company, specialising in the field of very large aircraft construction. It is a state-owned commercial company with its headquarters in Kiev. Antonov himself died in 1984.
Antonov 225 at Eindhoven
Another picture of the Antonov 225. You clearly can see the size of this huge Russian airplane.
Ukranians in Canada.
Ukranian heritage is big in Alberta, one of Canada's provinces in the West o...
Antonov An-2TD HA-ANS
The biggest single-engine biplane, and probably one of the most safe aircrafts ever. More than 130 f...
Vega Air LZ-VEE
Vega Airlines An-12BP msn 402410.
Photo taken at AMS/EHAM, 20 July 2006.
AN-225 and Friend
UR-82060 at Manchester with a recently arrived Cathay B747 parked alongside. Notice how short the po...
UR-82060 at Manchester
Another shot of the unique An-225. Observe the two ground crew underneath the tail. They really give...