On the eve of Moscow's biennial MAKS air show, Russian aviation stands on the brink of a revival. United Aircraft, established to oversee industry, is pushing aircraft programmes, Russian Helicopters is consolidating rotorcraft production, and the space sector is re-energised. We examine the results of the shake-up
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- United stance - A new giant is set to dominate Russia's aerospace industry. Can it cope with domestic reform and still challenge the West?
- Rotary revolution - Russia is renowned around the world for heavy helicopters. Now it is aiming to catch up in the light/medium market
- Space renewal - A fresh vision is energising Russia's space programme after years of stagnation that followed the end of the Soviet Union
- Russian airliners - EADS and Boeing firm up their Russian links