On July 7, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi held an official meeting with the Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Patrick Ky.
The parties discussed the development of further cooperation between Ukraine and EASA.
"Ukraine seeks to integrate into the EU civil aviation community as soon as possible, as well as to more effectively monitor the strategic, organizational and procedural changes taking place in the EASA and directly related to aspects of regulation of aviation activities," said the Minister of Strategic Industries.
Oleg Uruskyi stressed that in June 2021 the EU Council had agreed to sign the Common Aviation Area Agreement with Ukraine.
"We have been planning this event rather long. This opens fundamentally new opportunities for cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the aviation sector. We hope that the Agreement will be signed in the fall of 2021," the official said.
According to Oleg Uruskyi, Ukraine is interested in the certification of its aircraft according to EU standards, as it is one of the few countries in the world that has its aircraft industry - manufactures both aircraft and aircraft engines.
"So we look forward to working closely and effectively with EASA," the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.
In turn, Mr. Patrick Ky announced that EASA had begun certification of one of the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturers.
The parties agreed to set up a working group that will step by step determine joint actions to ensure the certification process of Ukrainian aircraft.
"There is still a lot to be done by the state authorities in charge of aircraft construction to establish the certification process. But we are purposefully moving towards European safety standards in civil aviation," said Oleg Uruskyi, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine.