MAKS History

The 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 is over. The Salon of 2017 has surpassed the indicators of 2015 in terms of exhibition and business program, the volume of transactions and the number of visitors. Business briefings and meetings held according to the MatchMaking system contributed to the rise in intensity of negotiations. The volume of contracts and letters of intent reached the amount of RUB 394 billion, and the business potential of MAKS-2017 exceeded RUB 600 billion. During six days of Salon’s operation, from July 18 to July 23, more than 452 thousand and 300 participants and guests visited the event and were able to observe the flights of eight aerobatic teams and 90 aircrafts.

MAKS-2017 was opened by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. He addressed his salutary speech to organizers, participants and guests of the Salon: “The People of Russia have always been interested in the aviation development and space exploration. I can say straight away that it is a significant part of our common culture, and the history of national cosmonautics and aircraft engineering is our national pride…,” said Vladimir Putin. He also highly appreciated the status of the Salon: “…thanks to the persistence and talent of its organizers, every possible support of the state, MAKS has indeed achieved a high standard and has become an anticipated event for the devotees of aerospace engineering,” emphasized Vladimir Putin.

In 2017 MAKS surpassed indicators of the previous salon by the number of exhibits and the global scale. More than 880 companies took part in the Salon, including about 180 foreign manufacturers from 36 countries. National pavilions of Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, China, Czech Republic, Canada, Belarus, India, and Iran were formed. The exposition area exceeded 26 thousand sq. m. The collective “Made in Moscow” stand, embracing innovative enterprises of the Moscow Region, was presented at MAKS for the first time. More than 50 official delegations visited the event. More than 70 thousand visitors attended the Salon in the first three days, which were scheduled as the specialists’ days.

Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation assessed the business outcome of the event. “MAKS-2017 provided the aircraft producers with a great backlog: the value of signed contracts and agreements for the supply of the Russian aircrafts is about RUB 400 billion. It is important that MAKS is becoming a business platform, participation in which is not only the matter of prestige but it is also an effective tool for partnership relations establishment. During three days of work negotiations using the MatchMaking system were held with participation of mainly small and middle-sized business,” said he.

The business program included some innovations. For the first time business briefing meetings were held. During these briefings national aircraft producers – united Aircraft Corporation and Russian Helicopters Holding – presented their key civilian programs to potential partners and component parts suppliers. These events laid the foundation of further cooperation. Meetings were held using a new format of MatchMaking system, the program of which was formed in proactive mode by specialists of the contact center. On July 19–23 1,521 negotiations with participation of 1,027 companies were held in the Congress Center and at stand “Made in Moscow”. The polling of negotiation participants allowed assessing the scale of transactions concluded or negotiated during MAKS-2017. The estimated business potential of the Salon is more than RUB 600 billion, including signed fixed contracts and agreements of intent for the supply of national aircrafts to Russian and foreign operators and leasing companies for the amount of RUB 394 billion, agreements and memoranda on cooperation for the amount of RUB 171 billion, as well as negotiations on the supply of products for the amount of RUB 36 billion.

The largest transaction of the Salon includes the fixed contract for the supply of 20 aircrafts Sukhoi Superjet 100 to Aeroflot—Russian Airlines and the contract for the supply into operative leasing of 16 airplanes МС-21 to Red Wings, including to liners with national engines PD–14. Besides the contract with Red Wings, Ilyushin Finance Co., the leasing company, concluded the agreement of intent with air companies VIM-AVIA, Alrosa, and Saratov Airlines, the carriers want to acquire into operative leasing 27 airplanes МС-21. In addition, Angara Air Company plans to operate three airplanes МС-21. The United Engine Corporation and State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) entered into the agreement stipulating purchasing of up to 50 airplanes Il-114-300. Azimut Air Company expressed intention to purchase four airplanes Sukhoi Superjet 100.

STLC also signed an agreement for purchasing of 12 helicopters Mi-8AMT, six Mi-171 and 12 Ansat. Russian Helicopter Systems will receive two Ansat helicopters in 2018. Customers from the People’s Republic of China agreed on purchasing of 13 helicopters of Russian manufacture, including four Mi-171, two Ka-32A11BS and seven Ansat helicopters.

The management of Rosoboronexport signed about fifteen contracts and agreements of intent during MAKS-2017.

More than 150 conferences, round-table discussions, briefings, seminars and presentations were held. The business program started with the second Eurasian Aerospace Congress attended by about 680 delegates. The events of MAKS-2017 afforded discussions on the mainstream of the aerospace sector, engineering and process innovations, challenges of the sector. Experts in the area of aircraft engineering and air drones shared their view of development prospects of the market. The central themes of discussions included prospects of industry digitalization and transition to “Production 4.0”, and issues of human resource development.

On June 21 MAKS held “Student’s Day”, arranged by Aviasalon LLC. 8,300 of young people used the opportunity to see the exposition, observe the flights and get information on the enterprises in the sector. On this day the vacancy fair of leading enterprises of the aviation industry and rocket and space complex was held at the exposition of “Academic Science and Air-Technical Creativity of the Youth” Section. 12 employers placed the information of their vacancies.

Russian and foreign mass media gave a broad coverage of MAKS-2017. The total number of accredited journalists was 3,070, representing 570 national and 197 foreign printed media, including 32 Russian and 23 foreign TV channels. 151 thousands of subscribers followed the news in official accounts of MAKS-2017 on social networks. The estimated audience coverage is 1.6 millions of users.

Traditionally, the flight program, participated by 90 aircrafts, aroused strong interest of visitors of the air salon. During six days, pilots of eight aerobatic teams demonstrated their skills. Russian Aerospace Forces were represented by teams of the Russian Knights, the Swifts, and the Falcons of Russia, Russian aerobatic teams Rus’, the First Flight, and Chelavia Team, as well as foreign guests Fursan Al Emarat (UAE) and Baltic Bees Jet Team (Latvia) took part in the flights.

In 2017 the air salon saw a number of premieres. The novelties, which had never been displayed at international exhibitions, included the static presentation of fighter aircraft MiG-35, which belongs to 4++generation, and helicopter Mi-171Sh-VN, intended for special operations. For the first time the program of demonstration flights included the flight of trainer aircraft Yak-152 and attack helicopter Mi-28NE. All-composite multi-purpose aircraft TVS-2-DTS and agricultural airplane T-500, which performed their flights during the air salon, were also introduced to the wide public for the first time. The static platform presented 116 aircrafts.

MAKS-2017 is a long-awaited festival for all aviation devotees. The total number of visitors over the six days is 452,300 people, which proves its leading positions among the largest international air and space salons.

Mostransavto provided comfortable and operative transportation of participants and visitors of the Salon. The total number of buses was 552. Three special routes were arranged during the days of business visits and on the days of mass visits the number of routes was increased up to seven. Visitors had an opportunity to get from railway platforms “Otdykh” and Pl. 42nd km, intercept parking “Bykovo” and stations in Zhukovsky, to check points of the exhibition complex.

The railway communication arranged by the Central Passenger Suburban Company on the public days was intensified with eight routes, and 82 pairs of additional electrical trains were added at weekends.

Seven parking areas for 7.35 thousand parking places were arranged for visitors coming by car, as well as free intercept parking “Bykovo” for up to 12 thousand cars.

Sufficient assistance in events of MAKS-2017 was provided by 300 volunteers from among students of the Moscow Region.

The visit to the air salon for 145 physically challenged people was arranged.

The public and anti-terrorist safety at MAKS-2017 in the territory of M. M. Gromov Flight Research Institute and the urban district Zhukovsky was safeguarded by 2,500 officers of police, Federal National Guard Troops Service, EMERCOM and employees of private security company and departmental security service. The air monitoring of the exhibition complex was provided by the helicopter and the air-balloon; two patrol boats were on duty on the Moskva River. No emergencies or administrative offences were recorded during the work of the Salon.

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 was organized by the Ministry of industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Rostec Corporation. An official sponsor of the Salon is Aviasalon LLC.

The 12th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2015 held on August 25-30, 2015 drew to a close. Despite unfavorable economic and international political factors, the value of signed contracts and agreements exceeded 350 billion rubles. The exhibition had 404,000 guests and participants.

Opening the Aviation Salon, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin spoke of the important role of this event for development of business. “I am convinced that regardless of the current international political situation, MAKS, as before, will serve as an efficient platform for expert communication, development of industrial cooperation, and search for new partners,” he said. The high status of MAKS as one of the major global aerospace exhibitions is confirmed by the active participation of leading domestic and foreign companies. In total, among its participants were 878 companies and organizations, among them – 151 companies from 30 countries. Expositions were organized in exhibition pavilions with a total area of 28K m2 and 8K m2 of open-air exhibition grounds. Active negotiations were held in 78 corporate chalets. The Aviation Salon was visited by 103 official delegations from 65 countries and 66K specialists. Despite the difficult geopolitical situation, leading global companies and corporations maintained their participation in MAKS. National expositions representing France, the USA, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Belgium were organized at the air show. It is worth mentioning a large-scale participation in the exhibition by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of China. Both Russian and foreign participants noted the increased business activity in negotiations and meetings as compared to the previous MAKS.

Considering heightened interest in aviation on the part of the public, the organizers of MAKS 2015 provided accreditation for working at the Aviation Salon for almost 4K reporters from 580 Russian and 158 foreign media, including 43 Russian and 26 foreign TV networks. For the first time ever, the official accounts of MAKS 2015 were launched on major social networking sites. The number of subscribers reached 90K people.

MAKS 2015 gathered representatives of public authorities, business and research communities. In the course of more than 50 conferences and round tables with 2,000 participants, vital problems of development of aerospace activities, new technologies and materials, matters of personnel training were discussed.

Among the highlights of the air show were the First Eurasian Aerospace Congress and Scientific and Technical Conference entitled “New-Generation Materials and Technologies” held before the opening of the air show in Moscow. These events drew more than 1,000 participants representing leading national and foreign aerospace centers: UAC, FSUETsAGI, FSUEVIAM and research institutes of Roscosmos, representatives of the Eurasian Partnership of aerospace clusters.

In his address V. Putin announced the conclusion of a few contracts and deals at MAKS 2015. According to him, “…within the framework of this forum, a number of important agreements was signed, including those on deliveries of our modern aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100.” State Transport Leasing Company signed a fixed price contract on delivery of 32 aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 with the manufacturer - Sukhoi Civil Aircraft. Given the value of an option for another 28 airliners of this type, the value of the deal exceeded 130 billion rubles. In its turn, the leasing company signed an agreement with airlines that, in the event of their performance in full, will allow transferring aircraft into lease for the amount of almost 200 billion rubles. Given the cooperation agreements with investment obligations, the value of contracts and deals at MAKS 2015 is estimated at 350 billion rubles.

Two deals involving deliveries of Yak-130 combat trainers and Top-M2K air-defense missile systems to the Republic of Belarus were entered into by Rosoboronexport. Additionally, the public mediator signed an agreement with Jordan on deliveries of P-7 parachute platform systems and with Spanish company HISDESATServiciosEstrategicos S.A. on launching the PAZ spacecraft. The value of the deals within the military and technical cooperation is not disclosed. A significant part of agreements, memorandums of understanding and memorandums signed by large corporations are entered into without disclosing their value.

According to many experts, the unique feature of the MAKS air show, compared to similar aerospace shows across the globe, is its flight program. MAKS 2015 was no exception in this regard. During 6 days of MAKS, 90 aircraft took part in the flight program, including 42 airplanes with 7 aerobatic teams. The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces introduced four aerobatic teams: Russian Nights, Swifts, Russian Falcons, and Tavrida Wings. The exceptional skills were demonstrated in the sky of Zhukovsky by aerobatic teams Russia, First Flight and the guests from Latvia - the aerobatic team Baltic Bees. For the first time ever, Airbus showcased its latest passenger airplane A-350 both on the static display and in the flight program of MAKS 2015.

There were 133 aircraft, including 21 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces demonstrated on the static display of MAKS 2015. YOKOHAMA Speed Festival was held within the framework of the MAKS flight program for the first time.

The highly professional work of specialists of Gromov Flight Research Institute, members of the inter-departmental commission, JSCAviaprom and JSCAviasalon ensured a high level of safety of flights.

In his address, V. Putin paid special attention to new events at MAKS 2015, among which he emphasized Student Day. “Within the framework of this initiative, there are planned events dedicated to research and technical creativity of children and young people, professional orientation and enhancement of qualifications of personnel. I believe this is a good and important initiative. It should attract young specialists to this industry and enhance their interest in aviation and space exploration,” emphasized the Russian President. On Student Day, the air show was visited by more than 7 thousand students of higher educational institutions and specialized vocational schools. Additionally, presentation of the projects designed by students and children was organized in two separate exhibition pavilions within the framework of the science of higher educational institutions, personnel training and program “Young Engineering Personnel.” The business and scientific program organized in these two sections was very informative. As a whole, there were extensive activities involving the younger generation. An aviation interactive platform for children was organized; it showcased an aircraft modeling sport area, an area for trampolines and children’s amusement rides, and a military patriotic section. Such busy, informative and highly professional program is not offered by any other air show in the world.

A special segment of MAKS 2015 consisted of activities organized for the veterans of the aerospace industry and the Defense Ministry and disabled people. These events were held jointly with the Government of Moscow Region, the Congress of Aviation Patriots of Russia and the City Administration of Zhukovsky. Within the framework of this program, a tour of the exhibition complex and exhibits was organized for more than 4,000 people together with discussions of vital problems.

More than 600 veterans of the Air Force - representatives of Belarus, Russia, and the Ukraine - participated in the MAKS events after they laid wreaths and flowers at the Eternal Flame monument in Zhukovsky. They also had meetings with young people, guests and participants of the exhibition.

In 2015, the air show drew a lot of attention on the part of aviation fans. The total number of visitors of the event exceeded 404K people. During the first three days, the air show was visited by more than 66K specialists.

For convenient transportation of participants and guests of the event, Mosgortrans, a transport company, organized services of large-capacity buses. During the first three days, there were three special routes, on the day open for general public – seven routes connecting two gates of the exhibition complex with two railway platforms, the park-and-ride parking in Bykovo and a stop in Zhukovsky. Train services organized by Centralized Passenger Suburban Company were provided in full load conditions. Seventy-two additional commuter trains were deployed. Guests arriving by motor transport were offered 8K parking spaces on the grounds of the exhibition complex and free park-and-ride parking in Bykovo, where 15K vehicles could be parked.

Significant assistance with arrangement of the events of MAKS 2015 was provided by 300 volunteers selected from schoolchildren and students of Moscow Region.

A tour of the air show was organized for 150 young people with disabilities. They had meetings with the management of JSCAviasalon and the aerobatic team First Flight.

To ensure comfortable conditions for guests of the exhibition complex, the organizers of the Aviation Salon arranged various food services through food vendors. In response to the wishes and comments from guests, in 2015 select food items and drinks were sold at lower prices.

During MAKS 2015, social and antiterrorism security in the territory of Gromov Flight Research Institute and the municipal district of Zhukovsky was ensured by 3,080 policemen, servicemen of Internal Security Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Emercom, employees of private security companies,and in-house security. Safety on the roads was ensured by 400 officers of the Traffic Police. Monitoring of the grounds of the exhibition complex was performed by a helicopter and balloon. Two patrol boats ensured order on the Moscow River. There were no emergency situations or violations of law during the Aviation Salon.

Zhukovsky. September 1, 2013 – MAKS 2013 Eleventh International Aviation and Space Salon held from August 27 to September 1, 2013, has become the largest event in the history of aviation salons in Zhukovsky, Moscow region.

Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolievich Medvedev took part in MAKS. He attended signing of major transactions for aircraft supply and co-operation agreements.

During the aviation salon, the industry leaders made contracts, entered into memorandums of understanding and agreements for the supply of aircraft and aviation components for a total amount exceeding $21.2 bln, which is much more than in 2011.

Most deals were struck by home aircraft manufacturers for the supply of civil aircraft. In particular, bookings for MS-21 were supplemented with 82 pieces, Sukhoi Superjet-100 – for 96 machines. The aggregate value of transactions exceeded $9 bln. Besides, arrangements of United Aircraft Corporation and Russian Ministry of Defence in the maintenance of aircraft airworthiness are valued at some $3 bln.

Agreements of intent to purchase 100 Bombardier Q400 NextGen airplanes were entered into by two Russian leasing companies; transactions are valued at $3.4 bln.

VEB-Leasing and Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) signed contracts and memorandums of understanding with airlines for 32 MS-21, 6 SSJ-100 and 15 Tu-204SM airplanes (plus five airplanes as an option). Their total value exceeded $3.8 bln. IFC also signed a number of agreements for the supply of An-148 / -158, Bombardier CS300 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen airplanes.

The salon of 2013 features broad global representation: 287 foreign exhibitors from 44 countries took part in the exhibition. Expositions covered the following area: indoor pavilions (net area) – 19,385 sq.m, open area – 7,352 sq.m, 97 chalets with a total area of 9,300 sq.m, static stand – more than 140,000 sq.m.

Interdepartmental Supervisory Committee and Flight Directorate of Gromov Research Institute FSUE delivered a spectacular and eventful demo program of MAKS 2013. 256 aircraft including 49 foreign ones were displayed in the sky and at the static stand. Zhukovsky skyline featured 116 aircraft, including 60 airplanes and helicopters from 9 aerobatic teams. 176 aircraft were demonstrated at the static stand.

Domestic novelties of the Salon included Il-76MD-90A heavy military transport aircraft, Sukhoi Superjet-100LR regional liner, Mi-171A2, Ka-62 helicopters with Turbomeca engines, Mi-28UB operational trainer. Airbus A380 world’s largest passenger airplane aroused much interest of the public.

From among the events scheduled and included into the Business Program of MAKS 2013, 70 were held, including the International Aviation Congress. More than 4,500 specialists took part in the Business Program.

The exhibition was covered by 3.5 th. journalists from more than 900 Russian and foreign mass media.

The total amount of visitors exceeded 350 th. people this year . During the first three days, some 70 th. specialists visited the Salon.

A special focus was on security of the Salon. During MAKS 2013, 3,200 police officers, including more than 1,000 servicemen of Russian Interior Ministry troops, EMERCOM and employees of private security companies and departmental security services of Russia were daily engaged in antiterrorist activities, maintenance of public order and traffic control within the territory of Gromov Research Institute and Zhukovsky urban district. Besides, order on the roads was ensured by 400 officers of the State Automobile Inspectorate.

The 10th Anniversary International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2011 was held from August 16 through August 21 of 2011 in Zhukovsky in the Moscow Region. Record results were achieved by the end of the fair.

According to the existing tradition, MAKS was visited by Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation at the time. In his presence, a few documents were signed by major participants of the industry. Among them are strategic agreements between State Corporation Rostec and United Aircraft Corporation, Boeing, French Group SAFRAN.

Participants of MAKS 2011 concluded a number of deals, including options, agreements and memorandums of understanding, with the total value exceeding USD16 billion.

Among active participants of MAKS 2011 were representatives of the Russian government, heads of federal ministries, services, agencies and departments, media representatives, general and chief designers of aviation and space equipment, chiefs of integrated organizations, research institutes, design offices, plants, heads of Russian regional agencies, as well as official foreign delegations.

842 organizations and companies representing 40 countries, including 220 foreign exhibitors, took part in the 2011 Salon.

Expositions occupied over 150 thousand sq m, including indoor pavilions with the total floor area of expositions amounting to 30 thousand sq m.

The static stand with the total area of 104 thousand sq m showcased 241 aircraft; 102 aircraft took part in the demonstration program.

The Salon introduced new domestic products, such as the T-50 fifth generation jet fighter, the TU-204CM medium-range jet airliner, helicopters MI-38 with the Russian engines, MI-34C1, and MI-26T2.

Sukhoi Superjet-100 was demonstrated with the status of the serial production airliner. The PD-14 engine model was demonstrated by JSC “United Engine Corporation.” The world’s largest passenger jet Airbus A380 and the latest long-range airliner Boeing 787 were presented at MAKS for the first time.

The exhibition participants organized 41 congress-style events. Forty-two presentations of projects and programs took place. Twenty-nine press conferences and briefings were held. 3,507 journalists from 848 Russian and foreign media did reporting of the exhibition.

The total number of visitors of the Salon in 2011 exceeded 550K people. During the first three days, the exhibition was attended by 110K specialists, which became an all-time record as compared to the previous salons.

Appraisals and feedbacks MAKS 2011

Zhukosky, August 23 - IX International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2009 successfully finished its work. The Exhibition, which was located in halls with total area of 31 750 m^2, was held in August 18 - 23 in Zhukovsky. 735 companies from 34 countries including 507 companies and organizations from Russia participated in the Salon. As it was at previously held Aviation Salons, corporations and holdings tended to participate in MAKS with united stands.

120 companies demonstrated military products. Russian exhibitors introduced 1449 exhibits, including 740 full-scale natural samples.

During its work (August, 18 - 23) MAKS 2009 welcomed over 550 000 visitors, including 65 000 business visitors from 80 countries.

During MAKS 2009 a number of contracts and agreements worth approximately $10 billion were signed. This sum is much bigger than the volume of financial transactions made during MAKS 2005 ($5 billion) and MAKS 2007 ($3 billion).

In spite of world economic crisis, full-format flying program was formed with participation of Russian and foreign companies: UAC, Sukhoi Company, Russian Aircraft Corp. MiG, UIC Oboronprom, Russian Helicopters JSC, Dassault Aviation, Alenia Aeronautica etc.

In total 189 flying vehicles participated in MAKS 2009 (150 Russian and 39 foreign aircrafts). Total number of demonstrational flights - 241, aircraft participated in the flying program - 84.

At the static display aircrafts of the following companies were demonstrated: UAC, Sukhoi Company, Russian Aircraft Corp. MiG, UIC Oboronprom, Russian Helicopters JSC, Tupolev JSC, Il JSC etc.

Among foreign flying vehicles on the static display one could see aircrafts of Antonov Company, Hawker Beechkraft (USA), Diamond Aircraft Industries (Austria), Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Italy etc. The following aerobatic teams and aircraft - demonstrators provided success of the MAKS 2009 flying program: Frecce Tricolori and the S-27 aircraft (Italian Air Force); Patrouille de France and the Rafale aircraft (French Air Force); Russian Knights, Swifts, Russian Falcons (Russian Air Force).

For the first time voluntary assistants (volunteers) were attracted to MAKS 2009 servicing. This was a first experience of such kind of cooperation between specialized Universities and AVIASALON JSC. Totally 700 volunteers worked for MAKS 2009.

International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2007 was held from August 21 to August 26, 2007 at the premises of the Gromov Flight Research Institute, a federal state unitary enterprise.

MAKS-2007 was officially opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who arrived at the opening ceremony in the Mi-8. In his opening speech before the guests Vladimir Putin put a particular stress on the increasing interest to MAKS. “MAKS is not just one of the many airshows, it has become one of the world's leading aviation and space salons. MAKS-2007 has set a new standard for the organization of such events and one of its central parts was its well thought out program, its science conferences, expert meetings and seminars. One of major innovations at this exhibition was an active participation of scientists, designers and engineers as well as discussions concerning the development of aviation and space flights”, the president said.

MAKS-2007 gathered 787 companies among them 540 Russian and 247 foreign ones. The participants from 39 countries of the world demonstrated their newest and most advanced technologies and products.

During its work MAKS-2007 welcomed over 500,000 visitors. Within first days of its work 155,000 experts took part in the exhibition.

MAKS-2007 was visited by 4,000 journalists; about 500 of them came from abroad. The number of accredited Russian publishing companies was 700 and 250 more arrived from other countries. 40 foreign and over 100 Russian TV crews came to give coverage to MAKS-2007.

On the August 16th - 21th of 2005 the 7th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS - 2005 was held on the territory of the “Gromov's FRI“ federal state unitary enterprise.

MAKS - 2005 was solemnly opened with the presence of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, who came by the Mi-8 helicopter. In his greeting speach to the MAKS's participants V.V.Putin mentioned an increased interest to the MAKS and underlined, that such an interest is easily understandable because our country is known all over the world as one of the most progressive in the aviation and space industry. He also mentioned the large intellectual potential of Russia and said that our engineers often offer interesting and easy solutions and what is especially important is that our aircraft are of reasonable price.

654 companies including 520 from Russia, CIS countries and Baltia participated. 40 countries were represented on the MAKS - 2005 by the expositions of the cutting edge technologies and products that form the face of the world's aviation and space industry of the 21st century.

At the static display more than 200 aircrafts of different type were shown, the majority of them being of Russian manufacture. Foreign countries showed 62 aircrafts including 9 military airplanes of the US Air Force among which the supersonic strategic bomber B-1B was shown for the first time. At the separate area 18 battle-trainer aircrafts of French “Patrouille de France” and Italian “Frecce Tricolori“ aerobatic teams were placed.

The exposition of the aviation-and-space machinery and gadgetry was considerably enlarged and occupied 38 halls of 30 000 sq.m. of total area, exhibitors being divided by themes. The number of business-chalets for the negotiations also increased (up ot 71), the total area of these chalets reached 6000 sq.m.

The unique demonstration flight program was held during the show. 240 flights were made in 6 days. The visitors could see 49 types of aircraft: fighters, trainers, helicopters, strategic bombers, transport and cargo aircrafts.

The 6th international exhibition MAKS-2003 was held in August 19th - 24th of 2003.

606 corporation representing 40 countries of the world participated. The total area of the exhibition in the stationary and temporary halls increased in comparison to the previous MAKS 2001 by 25%. The number of chalets increased by 6 pc.

The number of foreign aircraft increased considerably and reached 65 airplanes and helicopters.

The program of the demonstrational flights was especially impressing. 222 flights were made during the show.

Together with the famous Russian aerobatic teams “Russian Knights”, “Swifts”, “Sky Knights” and “Rus” the foreign teams  “Patrouille de France” (France) and “Frecce Tricolori”(Italy) and the demonstrational aircraft of the US Air Force F-15E showed their skill.

On the 14-th of July of 2000 in accordance with the request of the Russian legislation the Aviasalon close corporation was reorganized into the public corporation.

The 5-th international show MAKS was held in August 14th-19th of 2001 and was solemnly opened by the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, who arrived by helicopter and made a speech.

166 aircrafts were shown at the static display. Every day the flight program included demonstrational flights of 38 -58 aircraft. Aerobatic teams “Russian Knights”, “Swifts”, “Rus”, “Sky Swallows” made their flights very expressively. For the first time foreign army airplane “Mirage F-1AZ” took part in the demonstration flights.

The 6-th international symposium “Aviation Technologiest of the 21-st Century: New Frontiers of the Aviation Science” was held at the territory of TSAGI

More than 660 000 people visited the exhibition. MAKS 2001 excelled all the world's most famous shows in the number of visitors.

The fourth salon MAKS - 99 - the last in the previous memorable for the World's aviation XX century was held from the 17-th till the 22-th of August of 1999. It was that century when the aviation made a vast step from the very birth and the first flights of  the Wright's aircraft to the stupendous achievements in the development of the aviation-and-space technologies.

MAKS-99 was opened on the 17-thof August of 1999 by the newly appointed Government Chairman V.V.Putin, who pointed out in his speech that the Russian government attached great importance to the role of Russian aviation-and-space industry.

More than 450 companies from 28 countries took part in the exhibition. The exposition of the exhibition was placed in 21 halls of the total area of 17 000 sq.m. and 30 chalets. At the static display area 150 aircrafts were shown. For the demonstration of the fifth-generation fighter Sukhoy company for the first time exposed the pilot model of the sweepforward airplane C-37 “Berkut”.

The 5-th international symposium “Newest Technologiest of the 21-st Century” with the motto: “The  flight safety is the key to success” was held in the TSAGI.

More than 500 000 people visited the exhibition. 

On the 23-rd of August of 1996 the “Aviasalon” Joint-stock company was established because of the cessation of work of the joint enterprise “Aerosalon” Joint-stock company.

During the preparation for the MAKS-97 the full-scale work was done for the enlargement and improvement of the infrastructure of the exhibitional and demonstrational zones. The automobile approach road was considerably improved, new parking places and stationary exhibition halls of the total area of 4400 square meters were built. The outdoor exhibition areas reached 160 000 sq.m.

For the first time in the history of Russian aviation shows MAKS - 97 was  opened by the President of the Russian Federation Eltsin B.N. on the 19-th of August of 1997.

More than 400 companies of different profile from 24 countries participated in the exhibition. More than 150 aircrafts of different type were exhibited. 382 flights were made during the demonstrational programme.

Numerous symposia and seminars contributed to the active exchange of the scientific and technical information. More than 500 thousand people visited MAKS -97. 

The next show - MAKS'95, that was held from 22-th till 27-th of August of 1995 proved the correctness of the chosen strategy of the uniting of all the expositions on the single territory - it gave an opportunity to increase considerably the exhibitor servicing. All the participants got an opportunity to work at MAKS not only more effectively, but moreover with less expenses.

The Organizational Committee and the management of MAKS'95 held a full-scale work for the development of the exhibition infrastructure. 12 new stationary chalet were built. Their total area reached 2400 square meters. Before the beginning of the exhibition 2 modern central halls of the total area of 3600 square meters where build. The total indoor exhibition area reached 22000 sq.m.

More than 400 organizations including about 100 foreign companies from 23 countries participated. More than 160 airplanes and helicopters where exhibited. The total number of visitors of the exhibitions exceeded 500 000 people.

MAKS - 95 differed from all the previous exhibitions with its much more practical and commercial orientation.

The stage of making acquaintance between the representatives of the aviation-and space sector of East and West typical for the beginning of the 90-th, changed into the stage of realization of a number of joint projects and commercial work on the Russian and CIS markets.

On the 30-th of March of 1993 the association of limited liability AVIASALON and “Glahe International KG” company established a German-Russian joint organization “Aerosalon” joint-stock company.

The first international aviation and space salon MAKS'93 was held since 31.08 till 05.09.1993 simultaneously at the three grounds: 

  • the airfield of Gromov's FRI in Zhukovsky, Moscow region
  • expocenter in Moscow
  • the central airfield in Moscow.

The considerable growth in the number of participants and visitors of the exhibition was noticed in 1993. The exhibition got it's today's official name and status of the International Aviation and Space Salon (IASS) “MAKS”.

260 organizations including 82 foreign companies from 17 countries took part in MAKS'93. 173 aircrafts where exhibited. In comparison with the previous exhibition the number of visitors increased and reached 400 000 people.

The year 1993 was an important landmark in the development of the aviation-and-space exhibition activity in Russia. After the MAKS'93 it became evident that exhibitions are to be held in a single place. According to the Order of the President of Russia the territory of the Gromov's FRI in Zhukovsky was set as a single place for the International Aviation and Space Shows in Russia. Later, the exhibitions where held regularly on the odd years.