9th-13th February 2005
Sukhoi Company took part in the Aero India-2005 international air show, which was held between 9th and 13th February 2005 in Bangalore in India. This year, Sukhoi wanted to make a full-scale presentation of all areas of the holding's activities, including military and civilian products, upgrading and aftersales support.
The Sukhoi exhibit, set up as part of a single Russian exposition at the trade show, featured models of the world famous Su- aircraft such as the Su-30MKI, as well as the experimental Su-47, which is a flying platform for trying out new design and technological solutions to be used in next generation aircraft.
In the field of civil aviation, Sukhoi was represented with an aircraft model of the RRJ (Russian Regional Jet) series, whose projected sales are estimated at more than $12bn. For the first time, an air show saw a mock-up of the RRJ SaM 146 aircraft turbojet engine developed by the PowerJet joint venture set up between Saturn SPA and France's Snecma.
Sukhoi's exhibit at Aero India-2005 highlighted the varied nature of its activities, its high R&D and production potential, and its willingness to cooperate with foreign partners in both military and civil aircraft.
India is Russia's traditional partner in the field of military-technical cooperation and a high priority region for Sukhoi Company. The planes developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau are currently the subject of the largest contract in the history of defence cooperation between the two countries, providing for licensed production of multi-purpose Su-30MKI fighters priced at over 3bn dollars.