The International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) has been held in Russia since 1993.
It is held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation with his personal participation, as well as with the participation of leaders of partner countries of Russia. The organizers of the MAKS are the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Rostekh Group, the organizer is Aviasalon OJSC.
Every two years in the city of Zhukovsky in the Moscow region in the complex created on the basis of the airfield of the Gromov Flight Research Institute, an exhibition of achievements of the Russian aerospace complex and a fair of the latest aircraft of the world's leading countries.
As part of the business program, which includes more than one and a half hundred events, scientific conferences, business meetings and negotiations, demonstration flights for professionals. In addition, MAKS organizes large-scale airshows for guests with the participation of more than eight dozen aircraft and the best Russian and foreign aerobatic teams.
Only the International Aviation and Space Salon demonstrates prototypes of aircraft, combat systems and experimental units that cannot be presented outside Russia. World premieres of the best Russian civil and military aircraft as well as premieres of the newest foreign aircraft were held on this platform.
Today, the Russian MAKS is among the ten largest world air forums, including Le Bourget and Farnborough, ILA Berlin Air Show, Dubai Airshow, Airshow China and others.
The Air Show in the Moscow region gathers over 140 thousand specialists, as well as over 570 thousand participants and guests. More than eight hundred exhibitors from three dozen countries are accommodated at MAKS exhibition areas, which exceed 26 thousand square meters in pavilions and 160 thousand square meters in outdoor areas.
The business potential of the International Aviation and Space Salon reaches 600 billion rubles, while the volume of agreements and contracts for the supply of Russian aircraft concluded at MAKS is 400 billion rubles.
Today, MAKS represents Russian high technologies and provides unique opportunities for industrial cooperation and implementation of joint projects with Russian and foreign partners.
At the MAKS site, within the framework of the Eurasian Aerospace Congress, market prospects and main directions for the development of the aerospace sector in Russia and around the world are determined.
The XV International Aviation and Space Salon to be held in July 2021 has been included by the Russian Government in the list of international exhibitions of military products.
The host of the MAKS is originally Aviasalon JSC.
Aviasalon LLC was founded on February 14, 1992, later on it was reorganized into CJSC and in 1997 - into Aviasalon JSC.
The team of highly qualified specialists of Aviasalon JSC provides preparation and holding of International Aviation and Space Salons (MAKS), as well as other specialized international exhibitions in the field of aerospace equipment and high technologies both in Russia and abroad.
These congresses and exhibitions promote Russia's integration into the global aerospace community and the expansion of cooperation ties within the country.