13:05 Aug. 6, 2016
AN-2 is world's only aircraft, which is manufactured over 60 years
AN-2 plane, produced by Ukraine's state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov, is listed in the Guinness World Records Book
This is stated by Antonov officials on Twitter.
"AN-2 listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's only aircraft, which is manufactured over 60 years", reads the statement.
In December 2015, Ukraine's Cabinet provided Antonov with state guarantees for aircraft production.
Also, Antonov will manufacture An-148 planes for Ukraine's Armed Forces.
AN-2 listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's only aircraft, which is manufactured over 60 years. pic.twitter.com/pIrQegrRws— Antonov Company (@AntonovCompany) August 5, 2016
The Antonov AN-2 is a mass-produced single-engine biplane utility/agricultural aircraft designed and manufactured by the Antonov Design Bureau (now State Company) since 1946. The plane made its first flight on 31 August 1947.
Dozens of nations and airlines employ the AN-2 in civil and military roles, it is also used as an agricultural, sports, transport, and passenger aircraft.
AN-2 was produced in the USSR - initially in Kyiv - then in Poland (1959-2002), and Russia (in 1966-1971). Since 1956 and until now it is produced in China. More than 18,000 planes were built so far.
In 2013 Ukraine had 135 upgraded AN-2 planes. The license for AN-2 production belongs to Antonov.