Europe Can Ukraine's aviation giant airlift the nation's economy out of crisis?

The aircraft-maker Antonov is the closest thing Ukraine has to an industrial 'national champion' that might achieve worldwide success. But the hurdles it faces are many.

By , Correspondent

Fred Weir/The Christian Science Monitor

Dmytro Kiva has spent his life designing those gargantuan and ultra-rugged Antonov transport planes, the kind that always seem to get summoned when anyone in the world has a load that's too big, or too heavy for any other aircraft to haul.