Greetings to guests and participants

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Dear colleagues!

On behalf of United Aircraft Corporation I welcome the participants and visitors of Hydroaviadsalon-2018!

The international exhibition and scientific conference devoted to the problems of hydroaviation development will be held in Gelendzhik for the twelfth time. The participants of the event will focus their attention on water-based and ship-based aircraft, however the unique format of Hydroaviasalon will allow to present the branch community the new approaches to the creation of high-tech engineering products and new scenarios for using technical means to solve a wide range of tasks.

The connecting link will be digital technologies whose development is essential for achieving advanced positions in any field of activity today. UAC is actively implementing digital solutions at the stages of aircraft design, start-up and after-sale services. In our view, this allows to provide the competitiveness of existing products and to guarantee their leading positions in various market segments in the future.

The program of Hydroaviasalon will put great emphasis on UAC’s initiatives related to personnel training. We plan to work actively within our youth-oriented platform “Aviation of the Future”. The educational program will include a forum of young specialists of the company, and the final stage of a scientific and technical contest “Aviation of the Future” in the discipline "Innovative Aircraft": wide use of digital technologies and the latest technological solutions.

There is no doubt that Hydroaviasalon-2018 will serve as a catalyst for implementing new projects, will give impulse to the development of cooperation in high-tech industrial sectors and, above all, in aircraft engineering. I express the hope that all the objectives sought will be achieved due to a convenient exhibition infrastructure created at the testing and experimental base of the Beriev Aircraft Company, and a friendly atmosphere of the resort town of Gelendzhik.

I wish you all successful work!

The President of the JSC “United Aircraft Corporation”

Yuri Slyusar