The 15th anniversary MAKS enters the new decade with new ideas and global debuts.
About a year ago, the world saw great changes. Lockdown has become the most popular word. The global aerospace industry has faced an unprecedented crisis, with the air traffic reduction in place of an increase, and a large number of stored aircraft in place of new aircraft deliveries. In the situation, organizers of Europe’s largest air shows decided not to hold exhibitions in 2020 and 2021 as the border closure seemed to scare off potential participants.
MAKS organizers, on the contrary, are determined to hold the exhibition. Denis Manturov, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, in his opening address to the meeting, instantly highlighted the focus: “...a large number of organizational tasks combined with the pandemic add certain difficulties and, of course, responsibility. But what's most important is that MAKS is coming up, this has been agreed. It means that we are to hold the event at a high quality level, as we have always done.”
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