Sunday, August 23, 2015

AirlineReporter Invades Russia!

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 and a Tupolev Tu-204 strut their stuff at MAKS 2013 Photo: Aviasalon JSC

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 and a Tupolev Tu-204 strut their stuff at MAKS 2013 Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Привет из Москва, товарищи!

Oh, oops… I  mean greetings from Moscow, comrades!

For the first time, AirlineReporter is venturing into the heart of the former Soviet Union. Our own resident Soviet/Russian aviation experts, Bernie Leighton and Kris Hull, are on their way to Moscow, to the famed Zhukovsky Airfield for the biennial MAKS Airshow August 25th through 30th. Formally known as the International Aviation and Space Salon, this week-long show highlights the best that the aviation and space industry of the Russian Federation and former Soviet Republics have to offer.

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One of the largest industry trade shows, along with Paris, Farnborough, Dubai, and Singapore, companies such as MiG, Sukhoi, Ilyushin, and Yakovlev, along with other CIS country organizations, will be showcasing their latest and best products – it promises to be a great event. The show is an international showcase, however.

Representatives from all over the globe, from the powerhouses of Airbus and Boeing to burgeoning groups such as China’s Harbin will be in attendance, featuring the best their companies have to offer. On the ground, the latest in CIS aerospace will be on display alongside historic aircraft, such as the infamous Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport. In the air, Russia’s aerobatic teams, rivaling the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels or RAF Red Arrows, will display their Mig-29s and Su-27s alongside other cutting edge aircraft, such as the Sukhoi Superjet.

 

NPO Saturn's booth features a display of both their civil and military engines Photo: Aviasalon JSC

NPO Saturn’s booth features a display of both their civil and military engines – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Throughout the three trade days of the show, we will provide regular updates (technology resources permitting), as well as daily recaps of the events. We invite you to follow here and on Twitter (@Airlinereporter) for updates and photos of each day’s events.

To give you an idea of what MAKS has to offer, take a look at these images from MAKS 2013:

Sukhoi display gallery Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Sukhoi display gallery – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Mockup of the upcoming MC-21 Airliner Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Mockup of the upcoming MC-21 airliner – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

A Tupolev Tu-214 performs at MAKS 2013 Photo: Aviasalon JSC

A Tupolev Tu-214 performs at MAKS 2013 – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

The Russkiye Vityazi and the Strizhi, flying Su-27s and MiG-29s, perform at MAKS 2013. Photo: Aviasalon JSC

The Russkiye Vityazi and the Strizhi, flying Su-27s and MiG-29s, perform at MAKS 2013 – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

MAKS truly is an international event. Photo: Aviasalon JSC

MAKS truly is an international event – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Mikoyan's MiG-35 performs at MAKS 2013 Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Mikoyan’s MiG-35 performs at MAKS 2013 – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Rostvertol's line up of their product offerings. Photo: Aviasalon JSC

Rostvertol’s line up of their product offerings – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber promises to please us! Photo: Aviasalon JSC

The Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber promises to please us! Photo: Aviasalon JSC

The massive Antonov An-124, always turning heads! Photo: Aviasalon JSC

The massive Antonov An-124, always turning heads – Photo: Aviasalon JSC

A line up spme of the current inventory in the Russian Air Force Photo: Aviasalon JSC

A line up of some of the current inventory in the Russian Air Force – Photo: Aviasalon JSC 

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