Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company, will attend Maks 2009 (from 18 to 23 August), the main Russian Aviation and Space show, organised at Zhukovski Airport and by now an important appointment for the whole world aerospace scenario.
Among the industrial sectors where there is cooperation between Italy and Russia, the aerospace sector certainly stands out and shows an increasing collaboration between the two countries. Russia is making substantial modernisation efforts, also through purposeful investments in the high-technology areas, such as the above-mentioned aerospace field.
And just during the 2005 edition of Maks took place the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding by the Russian Federal Agency for Industry, between Sukhoi Holding Co., Finmeccanica and Alenia Aeronautica, thus opening the frontiers and confirming this strategic alliance as the first real industrial collaboration ever signed before between Russia and a Western Country. Thanks to these agreements Alenia Aeronautica holds today a 25% plus one share of SCAC (Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company) and participates as real Partner in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 programme, for the production of a family of new-generation 75/100-seat regional jets.
Furthermore Alenia Aeronautica and Sukhoi Holding have established a joint venture, SuperJet International - Alenia Aeronautica (51%) and Sukhoi Holding (49%) - in charge of marketing, sales, customization and delivery of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet in Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Africa and Japan, as well as of worldwide after-sales support of the whole fleet. SuperJet International is also responsible for the design and development of VIP, business and cargo variants.
The innovative regional jet Sukhoi SuperJet 100, developed by SCAC in collaboration with Alenia Aeronautica, will be present for the first time at Maks, just two months after its debut before the great public during Le Bourget International Air Show in Paris.
Alenia Aeronautica will display some models on the Finmeccanica stand: from the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 regional jet to the C-27J, twin-engine turboprop tactical transport aircraft with state-of-the-art technology, avionics, propulsion and systems; and the ATR 42-600, turboprop regional jet made by ATR, an equal joint venture by Alenia Aeronautica and EADS.
The show agenda envisages a flight display of the “Frecce Tricolori”, the Italian Air Force’s national acrobatic team, equipped with the MB-339PAN trainers of Alenia Aermacchi, a subsidiary of Alenia Aeronautica.