I welcome you to the International Aviation and Space Salon.
For a quarter of the century, MAKS has become one of the leading global exhibitions, the real celebration of aviation. The salon draws attention of the representatives of hundreds of large companies, it is a constructive platform for business communication, exchange of ideas, mutually beneficial contracts.
Russia is one of the leading countries in the development, production and export of aviation and space technique which is characterized by high reliability, originality of technological solutions meeting the world standards.
Today Russian enterprises will demonstrate their achievements and capabilities in Zhukovsky: the latest development of the aviation and helicopter engineering, aircraft engines and arms systems. And of course, as usual, the visitors will enjoy the flight program within which they will see the performance of aerobatic groups from our country and other states.
I am sure that MAKS-2017 will contribute to the development of international cooperation, to the strengthening of the authority of domestic companies in the global market. It will help to establish business contacts, to implement and carry out the most ambitious projects.
I wish you success, fruitful meetings and a clear sky overhead.
The Prime Minister of the