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Incheon Airport will help Sakhalin to develop the airport and establish a pilot training center - EastRussia | Far East






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Incheon Airport will help Sakhalin in the development of the airport and the establishment of a training center for pilots

At the III Eastern Economic Forum (WEF-2017), the Sakhalin region entered into a cooperation agreement with Incheon International Airport Corporation (the Seoul Airport Management Company), the press service of the regional government reported. The document was signed by the regional governor Oleg Kozhemyako and the head of the South Korean corporation Il-Yong Jeong. Under the agreement, one of the largest airports in the world will help Sakhalin develop airport facilities in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and create a training center for pilot training.

“We express a great interest in the Sakhalin region, where the numerous Korean diaspora lives and are ready to provide the region with its best practices, know-how for the development of airport facilities here and the application of the latest technologies. In particular, we are ready to provide consulting assistance at all stages of the construction of a new air terminal complex in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which, according to calculations, will be put into operation as early as 2019. And later - and train Sakhalin employees to effectively manage the terminal. This will allow to steadily increase passenger traffic and increase the level of service at the airport, ”the message says the words of the head of the Korean company at the signing ceremony. Oleg Kozhemyako said that the partnership would give a powerful impetus to the technological development of the entire airport sector of Sakhalin. “Our task is to make island airports, first of all, convenient for passengers, applying here the best world practices and standards of service,” the governor’s press service quotes.

The agreement includes the establishment of an educational training center on the island that will train pilots and staff for local and regional aviation throughout the Far Eastern region. The opening of the center is planned on the basis of the airfield "Pushy" in Korsakovsky district. The initiative was already supported by Rosaviatsiya - with the department at the forum the Sakhalin authorities concluded a separate agreement. The essence of the idea is to organize on the island an internship of future pilots - undergraduate students and graduates of secondary and higher flight educational institutions. Representatives of the airport "Incheon" will provide the latest programs for training pilots, the report said.