: Kyiv Zhulyany Airport to be named after Ukrainian aircraft designer genius

13:21 Jun. 9, 2016

Kyiv Zhulyany Airport to be named after Ukrainian aircraft designer genius

Kyiv Zhuliany Airport. (UNIAN Photo)

Ihor Sikorskyi had to leave native Kyiv for U.S. after Soviet revolution

Kyiv International Airport can be renamed after the Ukrainian aircraft designer genius Ihor Sikorskiy, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration has reported.

On Wednesday meeting, the Commission for names of Kyiv City State Administration decided to bring to the public discussion of the issue of assigning the airport the name of the globally renowned Ukrainian aircraft designer Ihor Sikorskiy. 

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Ihor Sikorskiy is a Ukrainian and American aircraft designer. He is the creator of the world's first four-engine airplane Russian Vityaz (1913), a heavy four-engine bomber and a passenger aircraft Ilya Muromets (1914), a transatlantic seaplane, and a serial single-rotor design helicopter (U.S., 1942).

Repoting by UNIAN.

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