Greetings to guests and participants

Dear friends!

I welcome you to the opening of the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon.

More than for two decades it is held in the city of Zhukovsky which bears the name of an outstanding Russian scientist and the founder of modern aerodynamics. It was here that a unique research and production complex was created, which today is actively involved in solving the most important tasks facing the state.

The aerospace industry is one of the key sectors in the Russian economy, a symbol of its intellectual and technological development. Science-intensive and innovative products of domestic enterprises are in great demand both in our country and abroad due to their quality and reliability.

It is important that the branch achievements are traditionally demonstrated at the air show which has become one of the largest international events in this sphere. The latest samples of equipment and weapons systems attract potential buyers. And MAKS-2019 will be also remembered by numerous guests for its highly topical program and a spectacular air flight show.

I am sure that the aviation Salon will allow to conclude mutually beneficial contracts, exchange experience and ideas, and promote the expansion of export opportunities of Russian companies.

I wish you fruitful work, interesting communication, success and all the best.

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Dmitry Medvedev