On February 21, 2016, Mykhaylo Gvozdov, President of Antonov Company, and Ali Mohammed Al−Ghamdi, CEO of Taqnia Aeronautics Co., signed Agreement on cooperation for the establishment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of aircraft manufacturing complex and An−132 production in cooperation with Antonov Company, according to the Aviation Tribune.
The signing ceremony was held at AFED−2016 in presence of Mr. Mohammed Al-Ayish, Assistant Secretary of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Prince Turki bin Saud Mohammed A.Al−Saud and other officials of the KSA, aviationtribune.com reported.
This Agreement sets certain plans as for delivery, organization of operation, after-sale support of Antonov aircraft of the An-132, An-148 families and An-178. It also concerns further joint works on organization of cooperative production of the An-132 in KSA.
“It is very important event in our cooperation with partners from Saudi Arabia. We made the certain step in our relations based on the preliminary agreements. This document could be considered as the roadmap for our interaction in joint programs,” said Mykhaylo Gvozdov.