Greetings to guests and participants

Dear friends!

For more than a quarter of the century Russia is a hostess of one of the largest and most significant forums of the world aviation industry — MAKS salon in the town of Zhukovsky near Moscow.

For the past years the International aerospace salon has established itself not only as a spectacular exhibition action where the last achievements of branch are demonstrated, but also as the effective platform for dialogue of expert and business communities, where the implementation of many promising projects starts.

MAKS means, first of all, the civil aviation. Now, when the state set the task of diversification of OPK (Defence Industrial Complex) and development of domestic civil aircraft industry, the air show gains the particular importance for the whole country. In the products, technical solutions and the design ideas presented at MAKS the potential of new victories of a domestic scientific thought and industry is set.

This year at the site in Zhukovsky the latest Russian MS-21 airliner is widely shown for the first time. Two modifications of SSJ-100 are presented, as well as the model of the widebody long-haul CR929 airplane, which is being worked on together with Chinese partners. Guests of the salon will see the civil Ansat helicopters, Mi-38, Ka-62 and the full-size model of the perspective light VRT500 helicopter. And, of course, the bright flight program with the participation of world-famous aerobatic teams has been prepared.

I am sure that interest to the air show will grow every year, attracting more and more guests from Russia and other parts of the world.

I wish the participants of the air show fruitful work and positive impressions!

Director General of the “Rostec” State Corporation

Sergey Chemezov