Russia starts to build aircraft to replace the "Ruslan"
United aircraft Corporation will start this year the development of conceptual design of super-heavy transport aircraft to replace Antonov An-124 " Ruslan ", reported in the annual report of the Corporation at the disposal of Last news .
as one of the priorities for the current year the document refers to "preparation and approval of the Ministry of industry and trade of the feasibility study of the program" super-heavy military transport aircraft.
The commander of Military transport aviation Vladimir Benediktov said before that the question of resuming halted in 2003 production of "Ruslan" is considered, but the decision until not accepted. Then Vice-President of UAC transport aviation, General Director of "Sludge" Alex Rogozin said that production of the an-124 can start again, this is solvable, though difficult task. During the period of existence of the Ulyanovsk aviation complex made 36 " Ruslanov ".