Kyiv International Airport named after Igor Sikorsky

Kyiv International Airport named after Igor Sikorsky

The Kyiv City Council has assigned the municipal enterprise Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) the name of world-renowned Ukrainian aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky.

The corresponding decision was supported by 67 members of the Kyiv City Council.

Igor Sikorsky is a world famous aircraft designer, the aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Sikorsky constructed the first four-engine aircraft, the S-21 Russky Vityaz, later developed into the S-22 Ilya Muromets airliner. Due to outbreak of World War I, he redesigned it as the world's first four-engined bomber. After the WWI, the October Revolution and Civil War in Russian Empire, Sikorsky immigrated to the United States, where he constructed the S-29, one of the first twin-engine aircraft in America, the flying boat and the world's first mass-produced helicopter.


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