Iurii Ceban, who signs as a plane builder and as the leader of the group of enthusiasts of the hangar situated in Criuleni district, addressed an open letter to President Igor Dodon. In this, Ceban says he is ready to become involved in the development of the national helicopter industry and expresses his hope that the law enforcement agencies will clarify the circumstances of this case, including as regards the fact that there were not helicopters, as it was announced, but models in the hangar, IPN reports.
“I’m grateful to President Igor Dodon for the attention devoted to this subject. I hope that by such an attitude, our law enforcement agencies will have sufficient professionalism, knowledge and experience to understand this situation inspired by someone and for something. It should be clear that our large-scale models that look like helicopters from a distance are far from being flying machine able to fly and suitable for use,” Iurii Ceban says in his letter.
He also says that until the investigation is over, he is ready to become actively involved in the designing of a national program on the development of the national helicopter industry. The approval and putting of such a program into practice will prove that the high-ranking officials realize the responsibility for the country’s industrial potential and for the creation of qualified jobs. This will also prove the wish to create real conditions and to offer state guarantees for attracting foreign investment to industry.
On June 30, prosecutors said that searches were carried out at the hangar in Criuleni where there were clandestine helicopters that were to reach the CIS. There were at least ten helicopters in production, at different stages of completion, and they all lacked the necessary permissive documents and documents of origin for the used parts and equipment.