On August 17, 2011, Aviadvigatel’s youth delegation set out on a comfortable bus for MAKS-2011, the International Air and Space Salon taking place in Zhukovsky, a town in Moscow Oblast, on August 16-21. The delegation consisted of 2011 institute graduates newly employed by Aviadvigatel, as well as the top students from PSTU’s Air and Space Department. A total of 45 people went to Moscow.

Aviadvigatel’s youth landing troop will arrive in the capital on August 18. The trip program is full of interesting things. The young engine-builders will spend three days visiting the Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center in the Star City, the Mission Control Center in Korolev, and the Russian Federation Air Forces Museum in Monino.

The day of August 20 will be the most interesting. The Aviadvigatel young people will spend the whole day at MAKS given the chance to visit the exhibition stands of the numerous participants, who will be presenting their newest engines, aviation equipment, and technological equipment and materials used in aircraft- and engine-building. More than 200 models of military, civil, and freight aircraft as well as space technology will be on static display.

But the main event at MAKS will be the unique flights by the top aerobatics teams — The Swifts (Strizhi), Russian Knights (Russkiye Vityazi), and Russian Falcons (Sokoly Rossii). The best pilots of Russia, who made the national aerial acrobatics school famous in the whole world, will show their talent in the skies above Zhukovsky.

Participation in MAKS-2011 will give the young specialists from Aviadvigatel and the students from PSTU not only the flavor of a big aviation festival, but also the chance to gain real first-hand information, and see the latest trends in aviation technology development.

Trips for young people to large industry exhibitions and aviation salons have long been part of the Perm engine-builders’ tradition.

OJSC Aviadvigatel is the leading Russian design bureau for development of gas turbine engines for aviation and industrial applications. It is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned specialized subsidiary of OPK “OBORONPROM” for engine-building assets management.

OJSC OPK “OBORONPROM” is a diversified machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its primary business lines are helicopter-building (Russian Helicopters, JSC), engine-building (MC “UEC”), and other assets.

Viktor Viktorovich Osipov
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