Malta International Airshow
23-24th September 2017
Malta Aviation Society Malta International Airport Armed Forces of Malta XFM
UKRAINIAN AN-30 CONFIRMED !!
13 September 2017

The Ukrainian Air Force has Officially Confirmed the participation of an AN-30 ''Open Skies'' for the Static display at the 25th Addition of the Malta International Airshow.

UKRAINIAN AN-30 CONFIRMED !!

The Ukrainian Air Force has Officially Confirmed the participation of an AN-30 ''Open Skies'' for the Static display at the 25th Addition of the Malta International Airshow.

The AN-30 aerial photographer was developed on a basis of the AN-24 passenger airplane. It is the first in the history of domestic aviation building machine designed with the only purpose – to perform aerial photography. From basis version it differs with the navigator’s nose glass cock-pit and photo-doors in the floor of the cabin. It has 9 modifications. It can be used in a cargo version.

The Treaty on Open Skies entered into force on January 1, 2002, and currently has 34 party states. It establishes a program of unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of its participants. The treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information about military forces and activities of concern to them. Open Skies is one of the most wide-ranging international efforts to date promoting openness and transparency of military forces and activities.

The Malta Aviation Society, organizers of the Malta Int’l Airshow is very pleased with the addition of an An-30 as it continues to build on the excellent relationship between the Ukrainian AF and the Malta Aviation Society, as well as between the two friendly countries. Additionally, the participation of Ukraine adds to the long list of countries at this year’s Malta International Airshow.

Photo Credits: Radoslaw Cholody


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