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Antonov Considers Foreign Engines for Its Planes, Izvestia Says

May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian state aircraft maker ANTK Antonov is looking at using engines made by General Electric Co., Rolls-Royce Group Plc or United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney, Ekonomicheskie Izvestia reported, citing Dmytro Kiva, the head of Antonov.

Antonov currently fits engines made by VAT Motor-Sich, a Ukrainian engine-maker, according to the newspaper.

Ukrainian aircraft makers will probably start using foreign engines in two or three years, Izvestia cited Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov as saying.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kateryna Choursina in Kiev at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at

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