Ukraine is one of the few countries in the world where aviation and space equipment is developed and produced, as well as qualified specialists for this field, are trained. National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute" is a leading educational institution in the system of public education of Ukraine, which graduates specialists in this field.
Kharkiv Aviation Institute was founded in 1930 and initially had two faculties - aircraft and engine. At the time of its foundation, KHAI had only 12 teachers and 69 students. The development of the institute was extremely fast. Already in 1932, the first passenger plane in Europe took off from the chassis of HAI-1, developed by teachers and graduate students of HAI. Aircraft and gliders created within the walls of the institute set world records.