Aviastar

Aviastar-SP
Closed joint-stock company
Founded 1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Headquarters Ulyanovsk, Russia
Parent United Aircraft Corporation
Website www.aviastar-sp.ru

CJSC Aviastar-SP (Russian: «Авиастар-СП») is a Russian aircraft factory based in Ulyanovsk and founded in 1976. It is a closed shares joint stock company. It has replaced the Soviet Ulyanovsk Aviation Industrial Complex and manufactures the cargo aircraft An-124 Ruslan, Il-476[1][2] and the whole Tu-204 family (except Tu-214).

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Designed from scratch in the early 1970s to produce a new generation of strategic bombers, the Ulyanovsk Aviation Production Complex (renamed Aviastar in November 1991 when it became a joint stock enterprise) is said to be the largest aviation production facility in the world and one of the newest in Russia.[3]

It produces the An-124 long-range heavy transport aircraft and the 200-seat Tu-204 medium-range airliner. Ulyanovsk was originally intended to have airframe, avionics, and engine manufacturing facilities all in one complex, but the avionics and engine facilities have not been completed.[3]

The plant also owns 40,000 acres of arable land on which it produced agricultural goods for its workers and for sale in the early 1990s.[3] In 2007, 1.25% of Aviastar-SP capital has been injected into United Aircraft Corporation by the Russian Federation.

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