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Ukraine inherited a significant aircraft manufacturing industry from the USSR, with the Antonov design bureau and related factories as its main component.Ukrainian  Ukrainian and EU industry aerospace industries have a major interest to increase their cooperation. The envisaged agreement could create a new framework for industrial aviation relations between the Ukraine and the EU which could accompany the restructuring and modernisation of the Ukrainian aerospace industry.

Ukrainian airports have the potential to service six million passengers annually (according to data provided by the Ukrainian Ministry of Transportation), but as of 2004 operated at lower than 40 percent capacity.Kyiv General passenger turnover at Ukrainian airports grew by 25% from 4.25 million in 2003 to 5.3 million in 2004, and about 6 million in 2005. The projection for 2006 is 7.5 million passengers. Kyiv-Boryspil (KBP) was the largest Ukrainian airport servicing close to 60% of the country's commercial air traffic.Over  Over 3.2 million passengers flew through Boryspil in 2004, a 34% growth compared with 2003.The  The airport served 72 local and foreign airlines in 2003 which operated scheduled flights to 103 destinations in 37 countries.Boryspil  Boryspil served 58,400 flights per year, including almost 67% of international flights to and from Ukraine.

General passenger turnover at Ukrainian airports grew by 25% from 4.25 million in 2003 to 5.3 million in 2004, and about 6 million in 2005. The projection for 2006 is 7.5 million passengers.

At present, there are 45 operating civil airports (including heliports) in Ukraine.Out  Out of them, 14 airports receive domestic flights from Kyiv the capital of Ukraine on a regular basis19 . 19 airports have been assigned international status:

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The following airports covered are capable of handling wide body passenger aircraft and heavy freighters.:

Kiev (Boryspil Airport) can be considered as the main international air hub of the country with all related services and facilities available for offloading, handling, storing and clearing of the humanitarian cargoes. Airport The airport has a large storage capacity, transportation means and can be easily accessed from the capital for any follow up work with freight documentation, diplomatic clearances, etc.Close  Close to the Boryspil airport there are other commercial facilities available, including those of DHL, Medical Enterprise “Ukr Vaktsina” with cold storage for medicines, storage facilities and freight transit centre of Raben Ukraine among others.

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Although the option of delivery of humanitarian freights freight by air in Ukraine is remote for contingency planning purposes we have identified Air Carriers with cargo aircraft and necessary capacity to perform such missions within the country and abroad.

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