Anatoly Uvarenko 

Aircraft Maintenance Technician.

I have lived all my life in Bucha, near Gostomel, where part of the plant is located. All my childhood, I lifted my head when I heard the buzz of a plane.

Antonov planes are my passion. Working here is like a childhood dream. I actually think they are perfect. It is a combination of beauty and technical capabilities. I am pleased to be involved in this.

My colleagues and I are engaged in the maintenance, pre-flight and post-flight preparation of the aircraft: something needs to be greased, somewhere a part is worn, somewhere tires, lubricants and technical fluids need to be changed.

To ensure a perfect flight, many people participate in  a coordinated effort.