I am glad to welcome you at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017.
The history of MAKS began 25 years ago with carrying out of “MosAeroShow” in the city Zhukovsky. During the past time the forum have turned into the exposition platform for bright premieres, the advanced achievements of a design thought and by right became a global event.
It is pleasant that within the Salon Russian and foreign experts, industrialists, businessmen analyze the processes happening in branch, present their view of its future. The contracts concluded within MAKS, joint perspective projects clearly confirm the interest of foreign partners in cooperation with Russia. This interest includes the realization of the ambitious ideas, which demand the uniting of forces, means and intellectual potential. I mean programs for creation of long-haul planes' family and space exploration. Our country is open for such mutually advantageous and effective work.
I expect that MAKS-2017 will pass as always at the highest level and will serve to the expansion of scientific and technical links and business cooperation.
I wish you success and all the best.
The President of the Russian Federation