Aerospace exhibition AKTO opens in Kazan for the 7th time

5 August 2014, Tuesday

On August 5, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and President of United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan took part in opening of specialized international exhibition “Aerospace technologies, modern materials and equipment” (“Kazanskaya Yarmarka” exhibition centre).

Welcoming participants of the event, Rustam Minnikhanov noted the importance of the industry for Russia.

The President expressed confidence that conditions for developing the industry can be created in Kazan.

Mikhail Pogosyan, in his turn, said that Kazan had always been one of the centres of aircraft industry development. He continued that the proceeds of “Tupolev” and Kazan Aircraft Production Association (KAPO) made 12.3 billion roubles last year, and expected to be 15 billion roubles this year.

Honourable guests looked around the exhibition and answered journalists’ questions.

Tatarstan President expressed confidence that aircraft industry will be developing in the republic.

The agreement on cooperation was signed by Ministry of Education and Science, OAO “United Aircraft Corporation”, Kazan aircraft plant, Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University, ZAO “KAPO-Komposit” and school No.35 on training personnel for aircraft industry.
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