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Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport is a new name of IEV Airport

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport is a new name of IEV Airport

On 22th of March 2018 Kiev-Zhuliany airport got a new name - Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport in honor of the aircraft designer and creator of the world's first serial helicopter Sikorsky R-4 Hoverfly.

The initiative on assigning the name of the famous aircraft designer belongs to collective of Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany).

Which Way Igor Sikorsky Connected to Kiev

- Igor Sikorsky was born June 6, 1889 in Kiev in the family of Ivan Sikorsky - an outstanding psychiatrist, doctor of medicine and head of department of Kiev University of St. Vladimir
- lived in Kiev at address: Yaroslaviv Val St, 15, Kyiv, 02000
- studied in Kiev Polytechnic Institute of Emperor Alexander II
- in the summer of 1908 Igor Sikorsky began to design and construct his first helicopter in KPI Aviation Hangar
- in the spring of 1910 Igor Sikorsky creates his second helicopter in Kiev
- in 1911 Igor Sikorsky in Kiev on the plane of his own design Sikorsky S-5 obtained PPL, set four all-Russian Empire records and made demonstration flights
- June 17, 1914 Igor Sikorsky flew to Kiev from St. Petersburg on the first-ever serial multi-engine bomber of his own design "Ilya Muromets" which after this flight was called "Ilya Muromets Kievskiy"


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