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MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS AND HIGH TECHNOLOGIES OF THE

REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

THE STATE CIVIL AVIATION AGENCY

12 December

Within three years Azerbaijan will completely abandon Soviet-made aircraft

“Today civil aviation administration of Republic of Azerbaijan abandoned on 90% Soviet aircraft. In the next three years it’s planned to buy 8 aircraft from “The Boeing Company” and, thus, it can be said that we completely abandon the soviet-made technology”, said the Director of State Civil Aviation Administration of Republic of Azerbaijan Arif Mammadov to reporters on Friday, (12 December 2008).

Director also mentioned that, today Azerbaijan holds one of the leading positions among the post – Soviet Republics in the field of civil aviation security.

In the 90's of last century the national leader Heydar Aliyev defined a program of development and modernization of civil aviation, in which was envisaged construction of airports and upgrade of the fleet. According to the program in 1999 the new terminal of Baku Airport (at the present time named after Heydar Aliyev) was set in operation, was modernized ATC system of the our republic, and in 2000 were acquired the first two new aircraft Boeing-757-200.

Policy for further development of civil aviation is successfully continued by the President of Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who pays intent attention to the safe and efficient operation of air transport.     

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