$3 billion worth of contracts may be signed at MAKS-2011

ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow region, August 12 (Itar-Tass) —— The total sum of contracts that may be signed at the MAKS 2011 international aerospace show in Zhukovsky near Moscow may reach $3 billion, Russian Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Friday.

He said that would be both defense and civil orders, among them the orders for the new jetliner MS-21.

More than 200 aircraft will be displayed at MAKS, and over 100 of them will take part in show flights, he said.

Aviasalon General Director Vladimir Borisov was more optimistic. He forecasted a total sum of MAKS 2011 contracts at more than $10 billion on Thursday.





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