Greetings to guests and participants

On behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation and from myself personally, I welcome the organizers, participants and guests of the XIV International aviation and space salon.

Today, the Russian aircraft technique and equipment meet all modern requirements and are absolutely competitive at the world market. Traditionally, within the framework of MAKS, leading domestic companies present their innovations in this area, hold meetings with customers and partners, develop cooperation ties and conclude profitable bargains.

The uniqueness of MAKS is also in the fact that at this exhibition our aerospace companies present the possibility of using their high-tech products in other industry branches, communications, medicine, social projects. One can say that today the value of aerospace developments is determined by their applicability in everyday human life, increasing its transport mobility, safety and comfort.

At the same time, MAKS remains one of the world's main sites where foreign developers and manufacturers of aircraft equipment can show their achievements and agree on joint projects. In our rapidly changing world, in the context of global competition, the search for mutually advantageous joint projects comes to the forefront. This fact will be supported by the highly topical MAKS program and its unique business atmosphere.

I have no doubt that MAKS-2019 will meet the expectations of participants — professionals and enthusiasts, all guests who are not indifferent to aviation and astronautics.

I wish you all productive work, constructive communication and bright impressions!

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Yuri Borisov