The Russians have invaded Farnborough with a bigger presence than ever. But Russia's own aerospace showcase, the MAKS air show, wants Farnborough exhibitors to do the same in return at its next event in August 2013.

MAKS celebrates its 20th anniversary next year and while the biennial show attracted exhibitors from 40 countries in 2011, including the US Air Force and pavilions from France and Germany, organisers are keen to have more, especially from the UK. "Only four British companies attended the last show," says MAKS deputy general director Nikolai Zanegin. "We believe more should be there, given the growth and importance of Russian industry."

The show is held at the Zhukovsky airfield, home of Russian aeronautical research. UK company Global Travel Investments has been contracted as the UK sales agent.

Source: Flight Daily News