From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Antonov is a state-owned aeronautics company that started in Novosibirsk, Russia in 1952, and then it was transferred to Kyiv, Ukraine. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the ownership was transferred to the Ukrainian Defense Industry. In the 20th century it produced many iconic airplanes such as the Antonov AN-225 Mriya, Antonov AN-124 Ruslan, Antonov AN-2, and the Antonov AN-22. Russian troops briefly seized its airport in Hostomel in the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.