12 April: International Aviation and Cosmonautics Day


On April 12, 1961 at 9:07 a.m. Moscow time, ‘Vostok’ carrier rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying Yuri Gagarin onboard. The spaceship ‘Vostok’ made a low-orbit turn around the Earth. The flight lasted for 1 hour 48 minutes but will always remain in history as the first cosmic flight of man. In 1968, the congress of the International Aviation sport Federation resolved to celebrate the day of 12 April as the World Aviation and Aeronautics Day.

FTTUB team would like to congratulate on their holiday all the men and women who work in the aviation industry:
pilots and flight attendants, air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance and repair technicians, ground handling and customs inspection. Whether you work in the sky or on the ground – you are the people we entrust our lives, safety and successful journey in the air! FTTUB team wishes you a rewarding job, tailwind, pleasant and safe flights, and always to come back home!

We extend our special congratulations and best wishes to the members of the two youngest organizations within our aviation sector: the organization at the Security Department of Plovdiv Airport; and the organization of the Technicians at Lufthansa Technik Sofia. Welcome to the FTTUB family and good luck! Together we will make sure our labor is respected, safe and secure through fair collective agreements!