МАКS 2011 brings business results
01 сентября 2011
Zhukovsky. August, 20 – Organizers of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2011 summed up the business program. Practically, the efficiency ratio of the Salon 2011 exceeded all previous exhibitions.
One of the most important achievements was the creation of an atmosphere of business activity aimed at the establishment of mutually beneficial relations, conclusion of deals, conduction of presentations and negotiations.
Speaking about the results of the work in the days of the visits of specialists, the General Director of “Aviasalon”, JSC Vladimir Borisov emphasized that “against the background of a large number of events that took place in the early days of the Salon, we can confidently say that MAKS took place as a business platform”.
The main activities within the business program were held in the first four days. Among them: 25 scientific and technical conferences, research and practice conferences, seminars and round tables including discussions with international participation, more than 20 press conferences and press briefings, wide-ranging presentations of dozens of projects and programs in aircraft engineering. Extensive business programs were implemented by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and Moscow City Government, “Russian Helicopters” and the European Space Agency. Such events as The “Russian Helicopters” Day, “Tupolev’s” Day and “The Day of Moscow” were also held.
842 companies from 40 countries became the participants of the Salon. 241 aircraft was presented, 91 aircraft and helicopter took part in the flying program. According to organizers, 100 thousand of specialists, exhibitors and guests had visited the exhibition during the first three days.
The contract trading volume of MAKS 2011 surpassed the rates of all previous exhibitions. The final results will be announced after the exhibition closing, even though the preliminary results indicate that during the first four days several major contracts and agreements were signed at a cost far exceeding the mark of $10 billion reached two years ago.
Eventual success of MAKS 2011 business program confirmed the readiness of the infrastructure and installations created by “Transport-exhibition complex “Russia”, JSC for holding exhibition and congress events of international level. The next major event, scheduled from June 27 to July 1, 2012 will be the Second International Forum “Engineering Technologies”.
NOTE: major contracts and agreements signed on MAKS 2011
“United Aircraft Corporation” signed firm contracts for more than 100 aircrafts, including options and agreements of intent – more than 230 aircrafts. The total amount of concluded firm contracts is 7.5 billion dollars. Cost of the options package and preliminary agreements is more than 5 billion dollars.
Besides aircraft orders the UAC and a number of joined companies signed an agreement aimed at the development of competencies in the field of the creation of aircraft components made of composite materials which should provide a competitive edge for UAC aircrafts.
“Russian Helicopters” JSC announced the signing of two major deals to supply domestic civil airlines with Mi-171 helicopters. 40 helicopters are already contracted by “UTair” airline and 39 by “Gazpromavia” airline. The cost of the agreement is not disclosed by the parties, but experts estimate it could exceed $ 500 million.
“Ilyushin Finance Co.” JSC and the Bombardier Aerospase Company signed an agreement of intent to purchase three aircrafts Bombardier CS100 and seven CS300 with an option for 10 more CSeries aircrafts. Firm contract catalog value exceeds 640 million dollars. JSC “Ilyushin Finance Co.” also signed pre-contract agreement to supply three An-158 aircrafts with an option for another three liners in the interest of airline Cubana de Aviacion.
Airbus Company and “Transaero” Airlines signed a memorandum of purchase of eight aircrafts A320neo, catalog value of the transaction is estimated at 730 million dollars.
During MAKS 2011 number of agreements related to the establishment of cooperation in different lines of aviation activity were signed. The Director General of the State Corporation “Russian Technologies” Sergey Chemezov and The President of “United Aircraft Corporation” Mikhail Pogosyan signed an agreement on strategic partnership.
The State Corporation “Russian Technologies” and the Boeing Company announced the strengthening of cooperation in production and processing of titanium and the business expansion in the distribution of aircraft components and assemblies as well as aviation services. The Boeing Company had also signed a memorandum under which the experts of Boeing Flight Services division and Jeppesen Company will cooperate with their Russian colleagues to improve the operational efficiency and acceptance rate of the leading Russian airports.
The Director General of the State Corporation “Russian Technologies” Sergey Chemezov and The President of The SAFRAN Group Jean-Paul Herteman signed an agreement on the establishment of Russian-French Joint Venture to produce laser inertial navigation systems.
An important quadripartite agreement was signed between JSC “United Aircraft Corporation”, JSC “Rosnano”, Holding company “Composite” and the All-Russia Institute of Aviation Materials. The parties plan to implement the polymer composite materials produced on carbon fiber base in future civilian and military products of UAC.
The airline “Volga-Dnepr” and State Enterprise “Antonov” (Ukraine) signed two agreements. One of them involves the modernization of the An-124-100 aircrafts operated by Russian carriers. It’s planned to make an upgrade of 10 aircrafts. It was also signed an agreement on joint market promotion of ramp transport aircrafts An-178.
At MAKS 2011, JSC “Rosoboronexport” and “Aviakor – Aviation Plant” JSC signed an agreement on cooperation in the promotion of turboprop An-140 aircraft. Besides, “Aviakor” entered into an agreement with the manufacturer of special systems JSC “NPP “Radar MMS” on the installation of this company equipment at An-140 in order to create special versions of the aircraft.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Airbus and “VEB-Leasing” Companies. The document envisages cooperation in financing and leasing of aircrafts, including the exchange of experience, expertise and information in the field of aircraft financing.
Corporation “VSMPO-Avisma” and Airbus Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strategic cooperation in production and delivery of value-added products and co-developed projects. “VSMPO-Avisma” also signed an additional agreement on titanium supply with Airbus and Goodrich.
Novikombank – the Strategic Partner of Salon MAKS 2011 signed cooperation agreements with several Russian companies: “United Aircraft Corporation” JSC, “UAC-Transport aircrafts” JSC, “Myasishchev Design Bureau” JSC, “Ilyushin Finance Co.” JSC, “Russian Helicopters” JSC, “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant” JSC, “Kamov” JSC, “Concern “Aviapriborostroyeniye” JSC and “Aviaagregat” JSC.
The interregional agreement on trade and economic cooperation in aviation sphere was signed at the Salon. The agreement envisages cooperation in the development of regional air transportation, the development of regional airports, airlines and small aircraft manufacturers. Parties of the agreement are Ulyanovsk, Moscow, Samara Region, Tatarstan Republic and Perm Region.
The Chairman of the Board of JSC “Aviasalon” Igor Zolotov and Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region Vildan Zinnurov signed an agreement on exhibition activities cooperation. One of the items of cooperation between the organizers of the International Aviation and Space Salon and the International Air Transport Forum was the conduction of cross-cutting activity.
The starting joint event was the Roundtable “Modern production model in the aircraft industry”. The solemn presentation of certificates to the first residents of Ulyanovsk Port Special Economic Zone took place as a part of the Roundtable. The Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina passed the documents to representatives of companies- residents.
The package of agreements on energy conservation and energy efficiency was signed by the State Corporation “Russian Technologies”, “Russian electronics” Company and representatives of several regions. In particular, the “Russian Technologies” and the “Russian electronics” agreed to cooperate in the production and implementation of energy-efficient lighting systems in the regions of the Russian Federation, then the agreements were signed with representatives of Ulyanovsk, Kostroma and Republic of Tatarstan regions.