“MAKS has become the main platform for demonstration of new Russian military aircraft. Traditionally, the salon serves as a starting point for many important negotiations on the supply of airplanes, helicopters, air defense systems and complexes, as well as joint projects in these areas. The year 2019 will not be an exception,” said Sergey Chemezov, Rostec CEO, before the inauguration of the aerospace event.
On his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that “the history of MAKS began 25 years ago with the “MosAeroShow” carried out in the city of Zhukovsky. Since then the forum has turned into the exposition platform for bright premieres and ground-breaking achievements of design thought that by right became a global event.”
As part of MAKS-2019, Rosoboronexport specialists are planning to negotiate with more than 40 foreign delegations led by defense ministers, air force and air defense commanders, chiefs of general staff and their deputies. The representatives of the partner companies will be provided with familiarization flights of MiG-35, Yak-130 and Su-30SM aircraft, as well as multi-purpose Mi-38 helicopters.
Rosoboronexport will host more than 50 presentations of products for the Air Force and about 30 air defense systems for foreign customers and will present more than 160 samples of military products mainly for the Air Force and Air Defense at its stand in pavilion F2. A novelty for international exhibitions of armament and military equipment will be a large-scale kinetic installation demonstrating multipurpose fighters Su-35 and MiG-35, military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90AE, multipurpose helicopter Mi-38, unmanned aerial vehicles “Orlan-10E” and SAM “Viking”. For the first time, MAKS will host presentations of the IL-78MK-90A refueling aircraft and IL-112VE light military transport aircraft, as well as upgraded Mi-28NE and Mi-171Sh helicopters for special and anti-terrorist operations.
The stand of Rosoboronexport will show the models of Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft, Mi-35M combat transport helicopter, Mi-28NE combat helicopter, Ka-52 combat reconnaissance and shock helicopter, Ka-31 radar patrol helicopter, Pantsir-S1 Anti-aircraft Missile Cannon Complex, Buk-M2E and Tor-M2KM SAMs with combat and technical means in modular design. The static display will feature full-scale samples of Su-57, MiG-35, Su-35S, Su-34, Su-30SME, Yak-130 and Yak-152 aircraft.
The main event of MAKS-2019 will be the premiere of the MC-21-300 medium-haul aircraft, created by the United Aircraft Corporation. The novelty will be shown both at the static parking lot and in the flight show. A model of the fuselage of the Russian-Chinese CR929 aircraft will also be presented at the air show. Another new feature of the Airshow is the first public demonstration of the new Russian fuel tanker IL-78M-90A.
A number of novelties for civil purposes will be presented by Russian Helicopters Holding Company. For the first time, the Ansat helicopter will be presented with a salon made in the style of the Aurus brand. For the first time at MAKS the first mass-produced Mi-38 helicopter will be shown in VIP configuration. For the first time, the newest medium multipurpose Ka-62 helicopter will take part in the Forum’s flight program.
At the MAKS Airshow, the PD-14 aircraft engine for the MC-21 aircraft, created by the United Engine Corporation, will be presented. The engine has already received a certificate of type from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation).
Among the military premiers, there is a Su-57 fifth-generation fighter, which will be demonstrated to the public for the first time at the static display of the Airshow and will also take part in the flight program. This is a fifth-generation multifunctional complex designed to perform a wide range of combat missions on air, land and sea targets.