Dear friends! I am glad to welcome you to the XV International Aviation and Space Salon.
Traditionally bright and highly topical program of an exhibition once again brings together businessmen and experts in the field of civil, military, transport aircraft construction and helicopter industry from different countries to Zhukovsky, situated near Moscow. It provides a good opportunity to discuss essential problems of the aerospace branch, establish a direct dialogue between manufacturers and buyers of high-tech products, conclude mutually beneficial contracts and enter into joint promising projects. And of course, visitors, a large audience, are always waiting for high-profile world premieres, domestic novelties, among which this year is the medium-range airliner MS-21-310, the regional turbo propeller aircraft Il-114-300, the successor of the famous An-2 — the LMS-901 light-engine aircraft. These and other developments indisputably confirm that the Russian aerospace industry is steadily developing and preserving the best traditions of the national design school.
I am sure that the current MAKS will be held at a high organizational level, will serve to strengthen the innovative potential of our enterprises, increase their competitiveness, expand scientific and technical ties and business contacts with foreign partners.
I wish you all success and all the best.
President of the Russian Federation