The government suggests to transfer the helicopter plant in Dubove into municipal property
The management of the region suggests to trasfer the state enterprise "Transcarpathian helicopter production association" from state to municipal property. A relevant letter has already been sent to the State Concern "Ukrooboronprom."
This enterprise established in 1978 used to be one of strategic ones. It produced units for the aviation industry, in particular as far back as in 1984 - units to light helicopters Mi-34. Then, the company employed more than three thousand professionals, it was known throughout the Union. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, amount of orders decreased tenfold, and then the production was almost halted.
After the reorganization, the company was transferred to the subordination of the Ministry of Industrial Policy, but real support from the state has not been provided.
Today, the company still employs about 100 people. The enterprise started manufacturing large-diameter parabolic antennas. However, more than 4.5 thousand square meters of premises and equipment of the plant is not used.
During the year, the regional authorities have appealed to the Ministry of Industrial Policy three times asking to take immediate action to preserve and ensure effective operation of the state enterprise "Transcarpathian helicopter production association". However the results of this correspondence are almost non-existent.