On behalf of the United Aircraft Corporation, I welcome you to the fourteenth International aviation and space salon!
Aircraft branch is the center of attraction of key technological innovations, the industry that gives impetus to the development of many high-tech sectors of the country's economy. Today, highly competitive military, transport and civilian aircraft are being built in the engineering centers and enterprises of the UAC.
The aircraft industry is being updated. Under the implementation of perspective projects aimed at ensuring the tomorrow market requirements, a new industrial landscape of the branch is being formed. One can see a creation of high-performance competence centers, modernization of production facilities, introduction of digital solutions, development of the service infrastructure for support of the product's life cycle.
MAKS-2019 is a special event for us. It is a “home platform” where UAC will present the most important achievements and promising projects. One of the key priorities of our long-term strategy is the development of the civil segment of business. This year we place emphasis on passenger aircraft construction, for the first time presenting the latest Russian airliner MS-21 to the general public.
I am sure that MAKS-2019, as the “Assembly point” of the aircraft industry, will contribute to the development of integration ties, attract investments and establish long-term mutually beneficial cooperation.
I sincerely wish the participants and guests of the XIV International aviation and space salon fruitful work, new business contacts and success!
Director General of JSC “UAC”