Upated: Russia’s veteran plane designer still going strong

Legendary chief designer of the An-124 ‘Ruslan’ and An-225 ‘Mriya’ transport aircraft, Victor Tolmache, has justcelebrated his 80th birthday. But rather than taking a well-earned retirement, the aviation stalwart is still hard at work as technical director of Volga-Dnepr Group. He can look back on an aviation career spanning over 50 years, which began in 1959 and participated in the development, creation and modification of almost every Antonov aircraft, as ... [+]

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