International airport “Kharkov” continues certification process of equipment mounted here after the reconstruction according to international standards. The first ICAO category has been recently conferred to ILS (Instrument landing system).

“During the airport preparation to Euro-2012, we had a task to equip Sloboganschina air gates with the most advanced technology solutions existing in general aviation field. Therefore the new runway is equipped with powerful ILS. It allows pilots to land in low-visibility conditions – e.g. during heavy precipitation or fog”, – underlined Vladimir Vasilchenko, CEO of New Systems AM (the operator company of International Airport “Kharkov” belongs to DCH group headed by Alexander Yaroslavsky).

Traditionally, equipment certification process takes quite a lot of time. Conferred ICAO category is one of the work stages in this destination. In the near future International airport “Kharkov” is going to prepare the documents for the second category acquiring for ILS.


ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) is a specialized United Nations establishment, which sets international standards of general aviation and coordinates its development to improve safety and effectiveness.

International airport “Kharkov” ( – one of the key objects 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 on 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.