Farnborough 2018 airshow kicks off in the UK

Ukraine presents its Antonov An-178 cargo aircraft
15:43, 17 July 2018

Farnborough-2018, one of the world’s most renowned airshows began in the namesake suburban area of London. This year, the organizers forbade Russia to bring any of its military aircraft. In turn, the Russian side decided not to send the delegation at all.

Ukraine, on the other hand, will show its Antonov An-178, the big cargo aircraft, which cost the country’s economy almost three billion U.S. dollars.

On the first day of the airshow, Boeing and Airbus companies already signed contracts for supplies of their passenger aircraft, totally worth 20 billion dollars. Farnborough air show is among the world’s largest airshows, uniting over 1,500 companies all over the world.

As 112 International reported, Ukraine prepares to create the helicopter police. The first part of the French helicopters Airbus is scheduled to arrive before the end of 2018, as Segodnia agency reported with the reference to the adviser of the Internal Minister Ivan Varchenko.

572 million dollars will be spent on the helicopter police.

All the helicopters will arrive from France within two-three years.

“Now the Internal Ministry is creating a special unit that will head this helicopter service. Police, as well as board guards and rescuers, will use this service. For every kind of operation, there will be a certain type of helicopter. One type of them will be used for evacuation of people and other help in emergencies, other type – for patrolling the territory. Police will also use helicopters in special crime-fighting operations – to find and pursuit criminals,” Varchenko said.

The helicopters will be used to watch the situation at the border of Ukraine.

According to Varchenko, every helicopter will have a crew of 2-3 people. In total, there will be around 150-200 pilots in this service. They will be taught to assist patrol police, convoy units and preventive police from the air. Police officers with flight experience will be accepted as members of helicopter police.

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