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The MAKS 2021 air show managed to attract Russian and foreign investors, but not everyone was able to get to the exhibition, this is due to coronavirus restrictions. The air show has prepared for the presentation a lot of new Russian aviation equipment for both military and civilian purposes.

Georgiy Sherstobitov 04/08/2021

Objectives of the event

Business representatives from many countries decided to visit the exhibition. Delegations from Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the USA, France, the Czech Republic, Chile, Switzerland, South Korea and Ivory Coast arrived at the exhibition.

Among the largest Western companies, Boeing and Airbus were present at the event. The European manufacturer Airbus has demonstrated two of its aircrafts.

Russia was represented by dozens of companies from all over the country. Russian enterprises are actively developing despite the global crisis. The Russian aviation industry has something to demonstrate:

  • New technologies.
  • New equipment.
  • Flight program for a demonstration of achievements.
  • Results of mutual cooperation between Russia and European companies.

The main goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate that the Russian side is ready to cooperate with foreign companies and is open for investment.

New opportunities for Italian companies

Many Italian companies have already signed contracts with Russian firms in order to be among the first to apply new Russian developments, as well as to start joint production in Russia.

The Italian company "Leonardo S. p. A.", which is engaged in the production of telecommunications equipment, has found new opportunities in Russia. The company's management was interested in cooperation with the actively developing Saratov Electric Appliance Plant named after Ordzhonikidze and in the company's novelty- “the Tereshka“ communication system.

This contract is a vivid example of how companies in various fields of activity can find interesting offers for cooperation at equipment exhibitions.

Investors, interested in the Russian economy, have already noted that interesting offers can be provided not only by Moscow firms, but also by companies from Russian regions.

Italian companies, which are directly related to the aerospace industry, did not miss the opportunity to attend the exhibition. Leonardo Helicopters has presented its AW139 civilian helicopter. This model is actively produced at the joint Italian-Russian enterprise HeliVert, which is a vivid example of fruitful cooperation between both countries.

The decision of Leonardo Helicopters to join forces with the Russian Helicopters Holding Company to establish a joint venture made it possible to save significantly import duties to Russia, which reduced the price for the final buyer and did not reduce the profit of the organization. Thus, the Italian company receives more buyers both from Russia and from all over the CIS.