RF’s been a long, but not always happy to deal with the Paris Air Show, writes The New York Times on June 16. USSR, then Our homeland, since 1957, participated in every show, but in 1973 a supersonic passenger aircraft Tu-144 crashed, killing all crew members and a few people on earth.
In 2009 and 2011 Our homeland has chosen to showcase Le Bourget passenger aircraft «Sukhoi Superjet 100», which became the first civilian aircraft made after the collapse of the Russian Union. But the reception of this aircraft was «a bit warm», the implementation of this aircraft fell to the «mark of depressing.»
But this year the case, most likely, the Russian Federation will get better. The exhibition will accept a role in the general difficulties 46 Russian companies, in the main, they will exhibit their products under the aegis of the state-controlled holding group «United Aircraft Corporation», where under one roof personal enterprise and municipal sectors of Russian aircraft industry.
«Our exhibition area and a half times more than in past years, and we, of course, increase the visibility of our aircraft,» said in an interview with a representative of the KLA Maxim Sysoev. Central product will become the new Su-35 fighter, which for the first time will fly in foreign airspace. This plane will do a demo flight every day the airshow.
The second most important is the international debut attack helicopter Ka-52 «Alligator», which was adopted by the Russian military in 2010. The helicopter will be presented as a static display, and summer shows.
Also planned presentation training aircraft of the latest generation of Yak-130, created for the basic and advanced pilot training. This plane as the layout for the first time at the exhibition was presented in 2005, in the current time of the Air Forces of Russia and Algeria. Its reasonable price of 15 million U.S. dollars intended to attract overseas customers.
The only Russian commercial offer is a 100-bed regional passenger aircraft «Sukhoi Superjet 100», which debuted in 2009. Product of «Irkut» average plane of MS-21, designed for 150-210 seats, will be presented exclusively as a model. This aircraft, prepodnosimyh as «airplane of the 21st century», is being developed to substitute the Tu-154.
Of cosmic sector will be presented integrated inertial control system for launch vehicles and vehicles of cosmic development NPK them. Pilyugina.
«Traditionally, the most spectacular displays of Russian aircraft occur at the Paris Air Show. This is evidence of our strong business relationships in the French market, where we are cooperating closely with companies such as Thales, Safran, Zodiac and others, «said Sysoev.