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Boryspil International Airport arranged a round table on aviation industry issues

28 April 2023

On April 27, 2023, a round table was held at Boryspil International Airport to discuss aviation industry issues, where the following participants took part: Vasyl Shkurakov, First Deputy Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, Serhiy Derkach, Deputy Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, top managers of the national aviation institutions – State Aviation Service, UkrSATSE, Ukraine SAE, Antonov SE, Motor Sich JSC, UIA, AZUR, Ukrainian Wings, WindRose, WizzAir and representatives of Ukrainian airports.

During the event, the participants discussed the consolidation of efforts to solve the problems addressing the current situation of the Ukrainian aviation industry, in which it has been since February 24, 2022, as a result of the full-scale invasion of Russia into Ukraine and the closure of the airspace for civil aviation.

On behalf of Oleksandr Kubrakov, the Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine – Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, the participants of the round table were greeted by the First Deputy Minister Vasyl Shkurakov: “During an extremely difficult year for the industry, the Ministry is working on three priorities, e. g. preserving highly qualified aviation personnel, maintaining the aviation infrastructure in due condition and deregulating the industry as a part of the reform launched earlier. All this will make it possible to launch an air traffic immediately after the situation allows”. Vasyl Shkurakov also noted that the problems of the aviation sector require attention and support of the state government, therefore a clear action plan is needed so that after the victory the aviation industry of Ukraine will be able to recover quickly.

During the discussion, the participants of the round table stressed out that despite the ban on flights, Ukrainian specialists are doing every possible thing to ensure the proper state of the aviation industry – the preservation of highly skilled and experienced personnel and conducting their professional training, proper maintenance of aviation infrastructure for further operation.

“I am very grateful to all the participants for the opportunity to gather and discuss important issues as for the problems of the Ukrainian aviation industry, which was the first that faced the realities of the war just from the very beginning of the full-scale invasion – the complete closure of the airspace and the destruction of infrastructure facilities”, – Oleksiy Dubrevskyy the general director of Boryspil International Airport addressed the participants of the round table. -“I am confident that, thanks to the highly skilled actions and joint efforts of aviation industry specialists, air traffic can be restored in a relatively short period, time is necessary just for procedure arrangements with airlines and other institutions.

Moreover, urgent issues were considered in various areas of the aviation industry, such as security, economic sustainability and technological innovation. The participants stressed out that the temporary closure of airspace and the termination of the work of airlines should not impede the development and improvement of the level of service provision.

Currently, Ukrainian experts, together with international partners, are studying the issue of possible introduction of technologies in accordance with world standards, so that after the war Ukrainian airports could meet passengers in technologically updated and modern terminals, as well as provide a perfect passenger servicing and flight safety and operational security.