Putin to visit France’s Le Bourget Air Show

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will visit the 49th International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget on Monday, the government’s press service said.

During a working visit to France, Putin will hold talks French President Nicholas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Francois Fillion.

The premier is expected to visit the Russian exhibition at the Le Bourget Air Show which comprises a total of 59 Russian firms and agencies, including 27 defense companies

Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger jet and Be-200 amphibious plane will make demonstration flights at the biennial air show, which has attracted over 2,000 exhibitors and 205 official delegations from 88 countries.

Russia will also showcase a life-sized model of a cockpit for the MS-21 airliner, tipped to be a market rival to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 planes.

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