“Individual membership in ASD is a new opportunity for us as a Ukrainian aviation company. The association is a union of major market players, which allows us to participate in industry events, breakout groups, and discussions in specialised areas: aviation, space, defence, etc. We are grateful for the trust of our European partners. I am confident that Antonov Company will strengthen ASD with its professional expertise”, said Ievgen Gavrylov, Acting CEO of Antonov Company.
Jan Pie, ASD Secretary General commented: “I warmly welcome Antonov as a new ASD member. Antonov’s brand is known worldwide and has an exceptional reputation for its extensive expertise in the global aeronautics community. Their membership of ASD marks an important step towards the integration of the Ukrainian aerospace industry in the European industrial ecosystem.”
At the global level, ASD is a member of the International Organization for Aerospace Industry Associations. (ICCAIA). ICCAIA provides wide opportunities for the global aerospace industry manufacturers. This includes, for example, the development of international standards and regulations necessary for air transport safety. ICCAIA is also recognised by theInternational Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization) with observer status.
“Historically, it is ICAO that develops global aviation policy and standards, and our task is to implement it directly. The strong relationship between ICAO-ICCAIA-ASD-ANTONOV and coordinated work will allow us to directly shape the industry. It is important to take an active part in the work of the Association. One of the priorities on the agenda for ANTONOV Company is import substitution of certain components and assemblies for aircraft. Our inclusion in ASD working and sectoral groups will allow us to communicate directly with partner companies. We will be able to develop collective solutions, share experience and have joint projects in the aviation industry,” elaborated Viktor Avdeev, Deputy CEO for Operations and Administration of Antonov Company.
ASD brings together companies from different countries across Europe. “Antonov Company’s membership in the Association will allow us to have closer connections with the companies that are our partners and contractors and with whom we have been cooperating in recent years”, Ukrainian company said on social media.