during the year - Ivchenko-Progress ZMKB (Zaporizhia, USSR-Ukraine) designed the first turbojet D-36 engine in the USSR. It had a large bypass ratio and a maximum thrust of 6,500 lsp (Zaporizhia, USSR)


mid-1972 - “Antonov” Design Bureau initiates the development of AN-72 cargo-transport aircraft (Kiev, USSR)


May - The Mock-up Committee led by General-Lieutenant P.V. Bazanov approves the design of future AN-72 aircraft (Kiev, USSR)


12 June - Political and Executive leadership of the USSR make a joint decision to launch production of AN-72 (Decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Council of Ministers of the USSR № 558-156) (Moscow, USSR)


6 May - roll-out of the prototype of AN-72 in “Antonov” Design Bureau (Kiev, USSR)

31 August - first flight of experimental AN-72 (Kiev, USSR)


March - Signature of the Order № 63С of the Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR regarding the transfer of design documentation for the serial production of AN-72 on Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise (KSAMC). Previously, AN-72 was produced on Kiev State Aircraft Manufacturing Сonsociation (Moscow, USSR)

8-17 June - AN-72 participates in Paris Air Show (Paris, France)


4 December - Signature of the Order № 519 of the Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR regarding the launch of works to prepare serial production of AN-72 and AN-74 on KSAMC (the latter became a civil version of AN-72 for flights at high latitudes) (Moscow, USSR)


November - AN-72 sets world records for the maximum altitude of 13,410m (44,000 feet) and the height of horizontal flight of 12,980m (42,500 feet) for this type of aircraft (Kiev, USSR)


29 November - first flight of AN-72P, a patrol version of AN-72, using aircraft weapons (Kiev, USSR)


20 December - first flight of the serial AN-72 (Kharkiv, USSR)


26 June - first flight of the pre-serial AN-74 (Kharkiv, USSR) 


11-21 June - the pre-serial AN-74 is exhibited at Paris Air Show for the first time (Paris, France)


April - AN-74 takes part in escorting the Soviet-Canadian ski expedition on the USSR-North Pole-Canada route.

November - start of AN-74 comprehensive trials in Antarctica


3 January - first flight of a serial AN-74 (Kharkiv, USSR)


14 March - first flight of the serial AN-72P, a patrol version of the aircraft (Kharkiv, USSR)


August - AN-74 acquires a type certificate №13-74 from the State Aviation Inspection of the USSR (Moscow, USSR)


22-27 February - AN-72P participates in the International aircraft exhibition Asian Aerospace (AA) in Singapore


January - AN-74 owned by KSAMC particiates in ensuring transport services during Paris-Dakar rally along the Paris – Grenada – El Rashid – Es Semara – Marakesh – Grenoble – Paris route

3 June - KSAMC signs Contract with the Ministry of Defence of Iran to deliver 12 AN-74T-200 and AN-74TK-200 airplanes (Tehran, Iran)


27 November - celebratory transfer of the first serial AN-72P to the State Border Guard of Ukraine forces (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

December - activation of the Contract with Iran’s Ministry of Defence to deliver 12 AN-74 airplanes of different modifications (Kharkiv, Tehran)


25 February - KSAMC signs Agreement with the Government of Laos through A/O “Aviaexport” to sell AN-74TK-100 (Vientiane, Laos)

19 April - First An-74T-200 is sent in accordance with the contract to deliver 12 AN-74Т-200 and AN-74ТК-200 to Iran (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

May-June - AN-74TK-200 (registration number UR-74038; serial number 16-05; year of release: 1992) is prepared to take part in Le Bourget 1997 air show. Creation of a new blue and white branding of AN-74 KSAMC aircraft and the new aircraft interior (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

14-22 June - KSAMC and InterAMI (KSAMC Trade Chamber) participate in Le Bourget 1997 air show. A full-scale design of the new AN-74TK-200 interior (passenger - convertible version) had been presented. The interior was created by the British firm Barrie Weaver Associates upon the order of KSAMC Trade Chamber (Paris, France)

August - AN-74TK-200 makes a demonstration flight across countries of South Asia, following a Kharkiv – Tehran (Iran) – Delhi (India) – Taipei (Taiwan) – Bangkok (Thailand) – Dehli (India) – Moscow (Russia) – Kharkiv route. Total length of the demonstration flight: 35,000 km


23-29 March - KSAMC and InterAMI delegation demonstrate AN-74TK-200 at FIDAE-98 international air exhibition (Santiago, Chile)

31 March - AN-74TK-100 is transferred to the Government of Laos (Vientiane, Laos)

27 April - AN-74TK-200 is demonstrated in Amman (Jordan)

7-13 September - Participation in Farnborough 1998 air show (London, United Kingdom)


13-20 June - KSAMC delegation demonstrates AN-74TK-200 during Le Bourget ’99 air show (Paris, France)

September - start of cooperation with “Elekroavtomatika” (St. Petersburg, Russia) regarding the development of new navigation systems for AN-74

November - specialists from “Antonov” Design Scientific-Technical Complex visit “InterAMI-Interior” to conduct audit of the design and production processes for Antonov airplanes (Kharkiv, Ukraine)


September - InterAMI presents VIP versions of L-410, Yak-40, Yak-42, AN-74ТК-300 и AN-74ТК-200

2-5 November - Presentation of AN-74TK-200 in Baghdad. The airrcraft flew to the no-fly zone upon the personalised authorisation from the United Nations Security Council (Baghdad, Iraq)


March - start of the serial production of new passenger interiors for AN-140, AN-74ТК-300 and AN-74ТК-200

20 April - first flight of AN-74ТК-300 (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

16-23 June - first presentation of a new AN-74TK-300 designed by “Antonov” Design Scientific-Technical Complex, KSAMC, JSC “Motor Sich” and InterAMI at Le Bourget 2001 air show (Paris, France)

14-19 August - 3 airplanes produced by KSAMC – AN-140, AN-74TK-200 and AN-74TK-300 – participate in MAKS 2001 air show (Moscow region, Russia)

August - presentation of AN-74TK-200 to the authorities of the Republic of Adjara (Batumi, Georgia)


7 August - presentation of AN-72P patrol aircraft to the State Border Guards of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

9 September - AN-74TK-300 acquires a type certificate from the Aircraft Registry of International Aviation Committee (Moscow, Russia)

11 November - AN-140 and AN-74TK-300 successfully completed the Kharkiv – Kish Island (Iran) – Zhuhai (China) – Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) –Kharkiv flight to take part in Iran Airshow-2002 and Airshow China-2002. Total length of the flight: 20,635 km.

1 December - promotional flight Kharkiv-Vienna-Kharkiv for Russian and Ukrainian journalists (Ukraine-Austria)

2 December - presentation of AN-140 at Domodedovo airport (Moscow, Russia)

7-10 December - AN-140 and AN-74TK-300 flew to Krasnoyarsk and Yakutsk to participate in SAKS-2002 air show and present AN-140 in Yakutsk, Russia


6 June - State Specialized Foreign Trade Firm “Progress” signs a deal with the Government of Libya to sell two AN-74TK-200S produced by KSAMC (Kiev - Tripoli, Ukraine-Libya)

August - demonstration of AN-74TK-300D VIP registration number UR-LDK to the President of Ukraine’s heads of security (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

2 November - KSAMC wins a tender of the Ministry of Defence of Egypt for a contract on three AN-74T-200A for the Egypt’s Air Force with a subsequent option to sell six more AN-74T-200A additionally (Cairo, Egypt)

November - End of fulfilling the order to refurbishment AN-74TK-300D VIP to be used by “Ukraine” State Enterprise (Kharkiv-Kiev, Ukraine) 


5 February - P. Balabuyev, General Designer of the “Antonov” Design and Scientific-Technical Complex, and P. Naumenko, Geneal Director of KSAMC, approve the Directive schedule to fulfil works connected to the development of AN-74T-200A (Kiev-Kharkiv, Ukraine)

April - fulfilling the order of the Ministry of the Interior of Ukraine to re-equip AN-74TK-200 board №1 in a VIP option for the Minister of the Interior of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

June - presentation of AN-74TK-300D VIP and AN-140 to Ilhan Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, at Boryspil airport (Kiev, Ukraine)

18 June - presentation of AN-74ТК-200, AN-74ТК-300D and AN-140-100 to  Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei at Gostomel airport as part of his official visit to Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine)

July - “Ukraine” State Enterprise starts to use a new modification of AN-74TK-300D VIP (Kiev, Ukraine)

2 September - KSAMC signs an agreement to sell two AN-74TK-300D to “UkrTransLizing” Ltd (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

18 September - Teodoro Obiang Nguema, President of Equatorial Guinea, attended KSAMC with his spouse. The result of the meeting was an agreement to sell AN-74TK-200 with a perspective to deliver AN-74TK-300 (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

19-20 September - KSAMC participates in Aviasvit XXI air show with its AN-140-100 and AN-74TK-200. Issues regarding the creation of the State Concern “Antonov” had been discussed (Kiev, Ukraine)

24 December - first take off of the serial AN-74T-200A (Kharkiv, Ukraine)


15-18 April - presentation and demonstration flights of AN-74TK-300D and AN-140 in Libya as part of the Ukraine’s State Secretary official visit to Libya (Tripoli, Libya)

11 May - KSAMC signs Agreement to sell four AN-74TK-200 and two AN-74TK-300 to Sudan Airways (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

21 May - KSAMC signs a Contract with the Board of Directors of “Kosmoproekt” (Moscow, Russia) to deliver AN-74TK-300D to Laos (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

30 June - presentation of AN-140 and AN-74TK-300D to the President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski (Gdynia, Poland)

9 September - KSAMC signs a Сontract to sell one AN-74TK-300D to the Libya’s Civil Aviation Administration (Tripoli, Libya)

16 September - transfer of the first AN-74T-200 to the Arab Republic of Egypt under a Сontract signed between the parties: KSAMC & MOD of Egypt (Kharkiv-Cairo)

20-24 November - KSAMC participates in Dubai Air Show 2005. Members of the KSAMC delegation exhibit AN-74TK-300D VIP to HH The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Dubai, UAE)


17 May - start of the certification process for AN-140 and AN-74 in Venezuela (Kharkiv-Caracas)

2 October - Certification of AN-74 and AN-140 according to the rules and regulations of the National Institute of Civil Aviation INAC (Venezuela)


10-21 February - AN-74TK-100 conducts a return flight to Venezuela via Kharkiv – Valencia (Spain) – Sal, Cape Verde – Forfaleza (Brazil) – Caracas (Venezuela)

17 February - KSAMC signs a Agreement (Summario) with Venezuela’s Ministry of Defence to deliver AN-74 and AN-140 airplanes of different modifications (Maracay, Venezuela)

May - KSAMC signs a contract to sell six AN-74T-200A and its spare parts to the Ministry of Defence of UAE under financial guarantees from KSAMC (Abu Dhabi, UAE)


9 July - first serial AN-74TK-200 (previously AN-74TK-200S produced under the contract with Libya) conducts its flight. The aircraft was sold to the Turkmenistan’s Air Force (Kharkiv, Ukraine)


June - Second AN-74TK-200 is transferred to the Turkmenistan’s Air Force (previously, these aircraft were intended to be sold to Libya in a different modification of AN-74T-200S) (Kharkiv-Ashgabat)


May - AN-74T-200A is transferred to the State Border Guards of Kazakhstan (Kharkiv-Astana)

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