MAKS (air show)

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Genre Air show
Venue Ramenskoye Airport
Location(s) Moscow
Coordinates 55°33′30″N 38°08′47″E / 55.55833°N 38.14639°E / 55.55833; 38.14639Coordinates: 55°33′30″N 38°08′47″E / 55.55833°N 38.14639°E / 55.55833; 38.14639
Country Russia
Established 1992
Tupolev Tu-160 at MAKS-2007

MAKS (Russian: МАКС, Russian: Международный авиационно-космический салон, transliterated as Mezhdunarodnyj aviatsionno-kosmicheskij salon, "International Aviation and Space Show") is an International Air Show held near Moscow, Russia on Zhukovskiy LII air field. The first show, Mosaeroshow-92, was held in 1992. Since 1993, it was renamed to its current name and is held on odd years (MAKS-1993, MAKS-1995, MAKS-1997, MAKS-1999, MAKS-2001, MAKS-2003, MAKS-2005, MAKS-2007, MAKS-2009, MAKS-2011, MAKS-2013).

MAKS is an important event in Russian business. Although it started mainly as an entertainment event, the show soon became a marketplace where Russian airplane manufacturers could find export contracts and Russian air carriers could find foreign contacts. The whole event became important through CIS and neighboring countries, due to similarities of the market.

The most recent (MAKS-2015) took place on 25 August - 30 August 2015.

Russian Knights crash 2009[edit]

In 2009, the Russian Knights' commander Igor Tkachenko died in his Sukhoi Su-27 after a collision with another Su-27 during a flight training only two days before the opening of MAKS airshow.

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