XIV International Aviation and Space Salon, held from the 27th of August to the 1st of September 2019, has completed its work. The cost of contracts and agreements signed during the days of the show exceeded 250 billion rubles, the business potential of the event is estimated at 400 billion rubles. The exhibition was visited by 578,810 exhibitors and guests.
MAKS-2019 started its work on Tuesday, August 27. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted the participants of the opening ceremony, inspected the exposition of the participants of the Airshow and got acquainted with the samples of aviation equipment: the newest Su-57 Russian fighter, Su-35 fighter, Ka-62 medium helicopter, Mi-38 heavy helicopter, Be-200 amphibious aircraft. The Presidents boarded the MС-21 medium-haul passenger aircraft and inspected the cockpit and cabin of the airliner. During the visit to the Roskosmos pavilion they got acquainted with the products of the enterprises of Lavochkin NPO, RSC Energia and Energomash.
The two heads of state viewed the flight program of the Airshow, in which among the samples of Russian aircraft were presented a prototype of medium-haul aircraft MС-21-300, the first mass-produced helicopter Mi-38 and Su-57 fifth generation fighters.
MAKS 2019 – International Aviation and Space Show is an international air show held at Zhukovsky International Airport, the home of the Gromov Flight Research Institute in Zhukovsky, 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Moscow, Russia. The event was organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade until 2009, more recently by the Government of Moscow and Aviasalon. The first show, Mosaeroshow-92, was held in 1992. Since 1993, the air show was renamed as MAKS and is held biennially on odd years.
MAKS is an important event for the Russian aviation industry and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Although it started mainly as an entertainment event, the show soon became a marketplace where Russian aerospace companies could negotiate export contracts and Russian air carriers could make foreign contacts