May 24, 2017
Zhukovsky. May 24. A protocol was signed on the participation of Al Fursan, the United Arab Emirates Air Force’s flight display team, in MAKS airshow, as agreed during negotiations between Aviasalon OJSC, the official organizer of the 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, and the command of the aerobatics group.
“It is a great honour for us to perform at MAKS-2017 together with the Swifts and the Russian Knights, legendary Russian aerobatic teams”, commented Colonel Nasser Al Obaidlion the results of the negotiations.
During the talks, the parties discussed issues related to the arrival andplacement of aircraft as well as details of the team’s participation. The performance is expected to take place on open days from the 21st to the 23rd of July and on business daysprobably, as well. In addition, it is planned to hold a press conference and a photo session with Al Fursan pilots.
The 13th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 will be held on July 18-23, 2017. Venue is the fly ground of Gromov Flight Research Institute, Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. The organizers of the event are the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Rostec Сorporation. The official sponsor of the exhibition is Avaisalon JSC.
Al Fursan (The Knights) is the aerobatics demonstration team of the United Arab Emirates Air Force. The team,formed in 2010, flies seven Aermacchi MB-339 jet aircraft.