The European "sky" for Ukraine is opening in Uzhgorod

13 November 2018 21:27  100190388 0192252
The European "sky" for Ukraine is opening in Uzhgorod

The EASA audit has entered the final phase. This week, experts from the European Commission and Slovakia are working in Uzhgorod. Ukraine expects a positive audit result to start scheduled air services Kyiv-Uzhgorod this year. The Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan announced it today, November 13, 2018, during a meeting with representatives of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Paul Harvey, Eric Chambroy, and Manfred Dyroff. Representatives of the UkSATSE and State Aviation Service of Ukraine also took part in the meeting.

The Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelyan emphasized that EASA certification is an important step for the creation of a regulatory framework for the provision of services by the UkSATSE in the airspace of Slovakia necessary for maneuvering of aircrafts arriving and / or leaving to / from the airport of Uzhgorod: "This is a very important issue not only for Transcarpathian region, but also for Ukraine as a whole. As you know, Transcarpathian region is separated from Ukraine by mountains, so it is very important for us to have regular daily flights from Kyiv to Uzhgorod and other cities. Moreover, we consider the issue of EASA audit as an audit of the entire Ukraine," - the Minister of Infrastructure said.

The EASA representatives thanked the Ukrainian party for their good preparation, assured in understanding the importance of the audit result for the Ukrainian side.

Recall that the certification of the UkSATSE by the EASA is an important step for Ukraine's integration into the pan-European air traffic management network and is an integral part of the Roadmap of the Single European Sky.

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