Volga-Dnepr Group and Motor Sich of Ukraine announced the formation of a joint venture company "to manage the relaunch of serial production of the An-124-100" Ruslan freighter with the aim of developing and producing a new version, "the An-124-100M-150," and increasing the operating life of existing An-124s. Target goals for the new version are increases in payload capacity from 120 to 150 tonnes and in operating life of the aircraft to 60,000 hr. and later to 80,000 flight hr. The flight ...

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