April 24 at the International Airport “Kharkov” were full-scale exercises to ensure the safety of passengers. The aim was to determine readiness for the Euro 2012 service search and rescue flight safety, fire safety, emergency payments and other units. In addition, during the exercise were tested abilities of the airport to the emergency response and emergency incidents, as well as the ability to cooperate in these situations with the City Emergency departments and ambulance services.

As part of the exercise was a simulated emergency situation, in particular, landing with the right engine fire (5-man crew and 20 passengers). Rescue teams have successfully coped with the task of evacuating people, including six conventionally injured passengers. The exercise was attended by specialists ASC LLC “New Systems AM” (the company is the operator of the airport, is a member of DCH Alexander Yaroslavsky) and interacting institutions (Ministry of Emergency Situations and the division of the city ambulance).

“These events allow us to test the readiness of the airport for emergency situations. This is another way to improve the work of our experts point to the potential “bottlenecks” and the potential threat. International Airport “Kharkiv” all sorts of exercises and tests are held regularly, which is an additional guarantee of security for our passengers, including those who visit Kharkov during Euro-2012 “, – said Vladimir Vasilchenko, CEO of” New Systems AM “.


International airport “Kharkov” (http://hrk.aero/) – one of the key sites of the capital Slobozhanshchina, reconstructed at the present time in preparation for the finals of European Football Championship in 2012. Start of large-scale project was given April 1, 2008, when the company “New Systems AM” (a group of DCH, the owner – a well-known Ukrainian businessman, investor and general coordinator of Kharkov’s preparations for Euro 2012, the president of FC “Metalist” Alexander Yaroslavsky) won the competition for long-term rent integral property complex of Kharkov airport.

Reconstruction of the International airport “Kharkov” is in the format of public-private partnership. The total investment in the project by Alexander Yaroslavsky was $ 107.2 million (airport terminal and surrounding areas). The amount of funding allocated from the State budget for the reconstruction of the airport complex (including construction and airfield control tower) – $ 191.3 million.

Additional information: Press Office DCH, Natalie Spasichenko, pr[@]dch.com.ua