The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Facebook congratulated the workers of the aviation industry with their professional holiday.
“Thanks to you the Ukrainian wings flying the whole world, and Ukraine is the proud title air power,” — said the head of state.
Aviation day of Ukraine is celebrated in the country annually on the last Saturday of August. Earlier in the day the country celebrated, and military aviators, but in 2007, President Viktor Yushchenko established for their own holiday — the Day of Air forces of VSU. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.
On the eve of the last Day of the Air force Poroshenko to the MiG-29 arrived at the airfield in Vinnytsia region, where he congratulated the soldiers-pilots. The plane the President took a seat behind the pilot.
According to the state service statistics, the export volume of Ukrainian aircraft in 2016 amounted to almost $ 79 million. About the same, averaging 82.4 million — is a passenger airliner Boeing 737-700.