Greetings to guests and participants

“I welcome you to the International aviation and space salon "MAKS-2019".

For more than a quarter of a century, leading Russian developers and manufacturers of aerospace technique and their foreign colleagues have been meeting at the town of Zhukovsky situated near Moscow, at one of the world's largest branch shows. The exhibition introduces experts to the advanced achievements of our scientists, engineers, designers in the field of civil, military, transport aircraft construction and helicopter industry, offers participants a highly topical business program. Of course "MAKS" is always a great, long-awaited event for numerous aviation enthusiasts. Bright, impressive performances of test pilots and aerobatic flight teams turn the air show into a really unforgettable festivity.

I am pleased to note that the new products presented at the current Exhibition are indisputable evidence that the Russian aerospace industry is steadily developing, and while keeping the best traditions of the national design school it boldly introduces modern technologies. What remains unchanged is products' quality, reliability and safety.

I am convinced that “MAKS” will be a success and will help to strengthen the innovative potential of the domestic aerospace branch and increase its competitiveness. It will serve to increase cooperation with foreign partners, the implementation of promising, ambitious projects.

I wish you all the best.

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.”

President of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Putin