Airbus and Boeing are going to take part in MAKS-2015 airshow



Airbus and Boeing will participate in MAKS-2015 international airshow, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Gleb Nikitin.

“The key players of the aerospace industry, such giants as Airbus, Boeing and others, are still going to participate in the airshow. A total of 156 companies from 30 countries of the world will take part in the event,” Nikitin said at a meeting held by the President of Russia.

The 12th MAKS-2015 international airshow will be held during a period from August 25th to August 30th 2015 in Zhukovsky (Moscow Region). The major goal of the show is to showcase Russian hi-tech products and readiness of Russian companies to participate in joint projects with foreign partners. MAKS is held under the patronage of the President of Russian Federation.

Russian ministry: Airbus, Boeing to take part in Russia’s MAKS air show despite sanctions


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August 5 – Sanctions against Russia and the position of certain foreign nations did not affect participation of the largest companies in Russia’s MAKS international aviation and space salon, First Deputy Minister of Industry Gleb Nikitin said on Wednesday. In particular, Airbus and Boeing will continue taking part, he added.
“Specific positions of governments of certain nations could not but influence on the number of foreign participants but the impact of such situation turns out to be much lower than we expected. Companies from Turkey, South Africa and China come instead of national representatives of such countries as Ukraine and Israel. Major players of aerospace industry, such as Airbus, Boeing and Pratt & Whitney, maintain their presence in full scope,” Nikitin said.
China increases its presence by nearly three times. 30 countries and 156 companies in total will take place in the air salon, Nikitin said.”

An Airbus delegation has visited VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation


A delegation from the company Airbus visited VSMPO-AVISMA enterprises located in the city of Verkhnyaya Salda. Corporation CEO Mikhail Voevodin hosted the representatives of the largest European aircraft construction group.

During the meetings, the two sides discussed the current partnership program and discussed possibilities for future cooperation. Led by Olivier Coquille, Senior Vice President for the Procurement of Materials and Parts, nine Airbus managers visited the industrial site in Verkhnyaya Salda.

The guests were particularly interested in the machining shop, equipped with the most modern metalworking equipment, which enables the creation of products with a high degree of processing.

Special attention was also devoted to the almost-completed, large-scale modernization project that VSMPO-AVISMA has successfully undertaken over the course of the past five years, which had led to a new section of forging furnaces in the melting shop, a new forging system that utilizes a hydraulic press with a force of 4,000 tons, and more.

Olivier Coquille, who already visited and learned about the production cycle at VSMPO-AVISMA in April 2013, noted a big change upon returning to the enterprise in Verkhnyaya Salda. “I am very glad to be back at VSMPO-AVISMA and to see the tremendous progress in modernizing production at the enterprise. Remarkably, these changes are focused on a deepening the level of production and increasing value added. This is the main vector in which we expect our partnership with VSMPO-AVISMA to continue,” he said.

More than 450 companies from 24 countries to take part in MAKS


Head of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov chaired a meeting of the organizing committee for the International Aviation and Space Salon.

450 companies from 24 countries have already filed applications for participation in the Salon, the press service of Industry and Trade said. They reserved 15,000 square meters in the halls and 4500 – in the open air.

The exhibition will feature leading international manufacturers of aerospace engineering: Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, AVIC and CASC (China), HAL and BrahMos (India).

New deals clinched at MAKS-2013 Airshow

New deals clinched at MAKS-2013 Airshow

ZHUKOVSKY, August 28 (RIA Novosti) – Day 2 at the MAKS-2013 international air and space show just outside Moscow saw more contracts signed and important initiatives announced.


Russia’s MiG fighter jet maker has signed two additional contracts with India worth a total $55 million, the corporation said Wednesday. They are part of a general contract with India’s air force.

Under the first, $43 million contract, a servicing center will be established in India for maintenance and repair of Zhuk-ME on-board radars, MiG representatives said. The second, $12 million contract provides for the creation in India of a servicing center for modernized MiG-29UPG fighter jets.

Russia will deliver six MiG-29K Fulcrum “generation 4++” fighters to India this year as part of a 2010 contract for 29 planes worth $1.5 billion, MiG CEO Sergei Korotkov said at the MAKS-2013 international air and space show.

India currently has 21 aircraft. Under the contract, MiG is to deliver 29 planes before 2015, Korotkov said. Last year four aircraft were delivered and one has been delivered so far this year, he added.


In a groundbreaking deal, Russia is to deliver Mi-17 military transport helicopters to Cameroon, a spokesperson for Russian Technologies said Wednesday.

The deal was signed by Cameroon’s Defense Ministry and Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which is part of Russian Technologies.

“This is the first contract as part of military technology collaboration between Russia and Cameroon,” Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaikin said in a statement. It was not immediately clear how many helicopters Russia would deliver under the contract or when.

In his statement, Rosoboronexport’s CEO explicitly identified expanding exports to countries in Africa as a priority, and said it is seeking to renew ties with Botswana, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea.

In February a Russian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and including the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation under Russia’s Defense Ministry traveled to Cameroon and held a series of meetings about bilateral cooperation.


Russia’s Defense Ministry will sign a contract with the Kazan-based Enix company for 34 short-range reconnaissance drones before the end of the year, Enix General Designer Valery Pobezhimov told RIA Novosti.

Deliveries of 17 Eleron-3SV complexes comprising 34 drones should start in the first quarter of next year, he said.

Eleron-3SV is a modernized unmanned aerial vehicle that was approved for service with the Russian Armed Forces earlier this year. The system is about “five times cheaper” compared to its Western analogues, Pobezhimov said.

Civil Aviation

Ukraine’s Antonov aircraft maker has handed over a third An-158 passenger airliner to Cuba and signed a contract for the delivery of three more, Ukraine’s UNIAN news agency reported Wednesday.

Ramon Martinez Echevarria, president of the Cuban Civil Aviation Corporation, thanked Russia’s leasing company, Ilyushin Finance Co., and the Antonov aircraft manufacturer for making the deal possible.

The delivery of the other three aircraft has been planned for next year, Echevarria said, adding that they would help boost the tourist flow to and from Cuba.

The An-158 is made by Ukraine, but about 60 percent of its components are Russian-produced, which is why Russia has an interest in facilitating such deals, Russia’s minister for industry and trade, Denis Manturov, told a group of aviation students in Moscow in February.

The aircraft also uses components that are French, German and US made, with the share of this last being under the 10 percent cutoff point that would prevent it being sold to Cuba under US sanctions.

Bombardier Q400 NextGen

Russian state corporation Rostec and Bombardier announced Wednesday that they had signed a letter of intent for the sale of 50 Q400 NextGen aircraft, The Wall Street Journal reported. The two companies also signed a memorandum of understanding to validate the opportunity to set up a Q400 NextGen final assembly line in Russia.

If definitive agreements are reached, a firm-order contract for 100 Q400 NextGen aircraft would be valued at around $3.39 billion, the WSJ said.

Alexei Fedorov, managing director of aviation projects at Rostec, hailed the agreements as “a landmark opportunity for the Q400 NextGen aircraft program.”

Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, was quoted by the WSJ as saying the company had identified Russia as “key to our growth and sustainability.”

At present there are more than 120 Bombardier commercial aircraft in service in Russia and other the CIS states, Bombardier forecasts a market demand of about 400 aircraft in the region over the next two decades, the WSJ said.

Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Airbus and the Rostec Group-affiliated RT-Biotekhprom signed a collaboration deal to speed up the development and commercialization of sustainable fuels for aviation.

“The partnership is aimed at assessing suitable feedstocks to comply with ecological, economic and social sustainability criteria. The sustainability analysis will be managed by Airbus in close collaboration with RT-Biotekhprom,” Airbus said in a press release.

The partnership aims to develop a complete sustainable aviation fuel production capability in Russia, using only sustainable resources.

Airbus will provide support to RT-Biotekhprom in ensuring that the fuel produced meets international aviation standards, the company said.

“We are delighted to be working with our Russian partners RT-Biotekhprom,” said Christopher Buckley, executive vice president of sales at Airbus. “Sustainable fuels are a crucial part of the roadmap to meet the aviation industry’s ambitious CO2 targets.”

“The project will help us to improve the understanding of aviation Biofuels commercialization in Russia, identify the opportunities and challenges, and evaluate the possibility of social, economic, market and technology change and its cost, obstacles and challenges,” RT-Biothekhprom CEO Sergei Krayevoi said, according to the Airbus press release.

Airbus plans to surprise the guests of MAKS

Airbus plans to surprise the guests of MAKS

27.08.2013 Airbus
The world’s largest aircraft manufacturer Airbus will display at the air show MAKS-2013 the largest passenger aircraft in the world A380 and the military transport C295. The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS will be held from August 27 to September 1 in Zhukovsky.

The exhibition will be on the Airbus stand EADS (N ° A1) in Hall F3. The stand will show a model of ultra-efficient A320neo airliner, as well as model aircraft of new generation A350 XWB. Aircraft A380 (MSN4) and C295 (Spanish Air Force) will be on static display during all the exebition . In addition, the A380 will have every day a special program of demonstration flights.

South Korea resumed its tender to supply 60 fighters for $ 7.42 billion

South Korea resumed its tender to supply 60 fighters for $ 7.42 billion

19/08/2013 Prime
Administration of South Korea’s defense procurement (Defense Acquisition Program Administration, DAPA) has resumed accepting applications for participation in the tender for the supply of 60 fighter jets worth 7.42 billion dollars and plans to select a winner by mid-September, Reuters reported, citing a representative office.

Receipt of applications was suspended in late July, as prices requested by potential suppliers, exceeded the budget allotted for this purpose by the Korean side.

In the new round of the tender held this week, at least one of the applications received adequate budget. How many applications are in the frame of price, as well as the names of the companies from which they came, DAPA spokesman declined to specify.

The participators of tenderers for the supply of a new generation of fighter jets to South Korea are the Lockheed Martin Corp (model F-35), Boeing (c model F-15) and the European company Airbus (Model Eurofighter Typhoon). It is assumed that the fighters are to replace about 150 obsolete aircraft F-4 and F-5, the conclusion of which from the fleet will begin in 2015.

Originally it was planned to complete the competition in October last year, but the date was postponed due to the presidential election. According to analysts, it is unlikely that the Korean authorities will be able to receive the first aircraft at the scheduled time – by 2017.