I welcome participants and guests of the International Aviation and Space salon!
The aircraft industry is one of the priority high-tech industries, with its development we connect transformation of structure of national economy and strengthening of positions of the Russian Federation in the world markets.
Today the products line of the leading Russian producers includes the aircrafts and accessories conforming to the most strict requirements of buyers. This is confirmed by the growth of stocks of orders for new domestic production and the permanently expanding export. There is no doubt that soon the perspective MS-21 liner will provide for our aircraft industry sure positions in the most highly competitive and mass segment of medium-range aircrafts, and such projects as Ansat and Ka-226T will strengthen positions of helicopter manufacturers.
Work at the exhibition will allow participants not only to present their developments, but also to reach important agreements on their advance. It will be promoted also by a new format of business briefings under the MatchMaking system. I am sure that the Salon of this year will provide the industry with long-term orders.
An important role is played by an air show for the formation of personnel capacity of branch. Carrying out “Students' Day” becomes a good tradition thanks to which the enterprises can effectively provide the professional orientation work.
I wish to participants and visitors of MAKS-2017 fruitful and successful work, achievement of goals and implementation of large-scale projects!
Minister of the Industry and Trade
of the Russian Federation