25 Oktober 2009
An-74 TK300 of the Laos Air Force (photo : Airliners)
The state-run Kharkiv aviation plant delivered an An-74 TK300 aircraft to Laos last week, Interfax-Ukraine learned at the enterprise.
The plant assembled the aircraft under a contract signed in 2005. Laos is already operating An-74 supplied to the country earlier.
The An-74 TK300 aircraft was designed on the basis of An-74 and can carry 10 tonnes of cargo or 52 passengers. This year, Kharkiv plant is to construct three An-74 in the frames of the contracts with Libya, Laos and Egypt. The Antonov An-74 is used by the military and civil airlines in 20 countries.
Together with foreign partners, the An-74 designer - Antonov Design Bureau - is working to modernize the aircraft.