Aviasalon Celebrates Its First Quarter Century Anniversary

February 14, 2017

Moscow, February 14 – Aviasalon JSC, the official organizer of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, celebrates its 25th anniversary of the company foundation.

Aviasalon JSC transformed from a limited liability partnership founded on February 14, 1992 by Gromov Flight Research Institute, Aviaexport Foreign Trade Association and Aviabank Joint-Stock Commercial Bank.

The first task of Aviasalon team was Mosaeroshow-92, a specialized industrial exhibition that laid the foundation for holding regular International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS in Russia. In the shortest possible time, the team headed by Yuriy Nagayev, laureate of the Lenin Prize, Honorary Aircraft Constructor, managed to solve many organizational issues related to the creation of the exhibition infrastructure, attraction of exhibitors, flight demonstration security and public safety. The opportunity to get acquainted with the latest achievements of Russian aviation industry, planes and helicopters, including those demonstrated for the first time, was used by more than 300,000 professionals and aviation enthusiasts.

Over the years, Aviasalon has held twelve MAKS shows, hosted international forums Mechanical Engineering Technology and exhibitions of arms and military equipment OboronExpo.

Over the past decade, MAKS shows have gained well-deserved international recognition and ranked among the world’s leading aerospace exhibitions. This is preliminary due to intense, well-coordinated work of the professional team of Aviasalon, which not only attracted leading Russian and foreign producers, developers and representatives of scientific community to exhibit their latest aviation and space technology, but also provided consistent development of exhibition infrastructure. Today, the participants and visitors of the show in Zhukovsky can enjoy modern pavilions, vast areas for static and dynamic demonstrations of full-scale specimens, catering and trade infrastructure, as well as comfortable transportation.

Every year, MAKS shows demonstrate the latest achievements of aviation and space technology and provide a platform for making multi-billion deals. Extensive flight programme, which has become the hallmark of MAKS, attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators providing occupational guidance for pupils and military and patriotic education of young people, as well as attracting young professionals to aerospace enterprises. Thus, Aviasalon JSC contributes to strengthening the status of Russia as a world’s leading aviation and space industry power.

International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 will be held in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 19, 2015. Venue is the fly ground of Gromov Flight Research Institute, Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. According to the agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation dated December 15, 2015, Aviasalon JSC is defined as the sole official host of the air show.

MAKS-2015 was attended by 878 enterprises and organizations, including 150 foreign companies from 30 countries.

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