Civil aviation representatives from all over the world mark 100th anniversary in Sofia

This year the world civil aviation marks the 100th anniversary of the first crossing of the air line between USA – Russia. A hydroplane transported on board passengers from the New to the Old world. This is the reason why today, a century later, workers in this sector celebrate the development of the most modern, preferred and fast growing means of transport worldwide.

Representatives from more than the 80 professions serving the industry, including pilots, cabin crew, airline technicians, dispatchers and ground staff from 115 countries will take part in the Evening of aviation at 22:30 h., at the thematic club NIGHT FLIGHT in Sofia. Under the thrill of emotions brought by  international dances (Bulgarian folk dances, Indian and Latin dances), as well as the performances of Elitsa and Stundji, aviators will celebrate not only their profession but also their calling.

Among the guests will be Captain Yanko Stoimenov in whose defense in 2013 all European and global pilot community stood up with the appeal: “No to the criminalization of the aviation accidents!”

The anniversary is part of the program of the 43rd Congress of the International Transport Federation (ITF), held in the capital, with the participation of 1,700 transport workers from all over the world.

In 2014 Bulgarian Civil Aviation commemorates its 67 anniversary and 102 years of the realization of first flight of Bulgarian aircraft.