Ukrainian technology company Awery Aviation Software has pledged its support for an initiative to protect and develop the country’s aviation industry, including the rebuilding of the unique Antonov Mriya AN-225, destroyed when Russian forces tried to occupy the Hostomel base early in the year.
Another Ukrainian startup company Metal Time has developed a working mechanical model kit of the Mriya and profits from the sale will be donated to Antonov. They will be used to rebuilding the Mriya aircraft; to rehouse Antonov employees whose homes were destroyed by Russia; and the education and training of new aviation engineers and pilots for Ukraine.
Awery chief executive Vitaly Smillianets said: “Awery cannot stand by when Ukrainian cargo aviation is destroyed economically and physically, and so it was an easy decision for us to help promote the initiative.
“Please help us support this initiative by purchasing your model as soon as you can.”
Details of the fundraising initiative and how you can buy your model can be found at: