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September 3, 2008 - the Seventh International exhibition and conference on hydroaviation will be held September 4-7, 2008, located in resort area on the shore of the Black Sea in the Gelendzhik city at the test-base of Beriev Aircraft Corp. and at the Gelendzhik airport.
Started since 1996, six such exhibitions have been performed already with great success in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. They considerably increased interest of specialists of aviation industry and air transport system to hydroaviation and focused their attention on its future pros-pects. Either participants or Federal Authorities noted those four salons as rather good.
The "Gidroaviasalon" is specialised to display the hydro- and ship-base aviation, to present their future prospect and amplification in passenger airlines, travelling, patrolling and rescue operations in the sea, rescue in emergency situations and environmental disasters.
The "Gidroaviasalon" allow experts, businesspersons and people interested in aviation meet the novelties of aviation. During "Gidroaviasalon '2008", there will be dozens of aircraft of different type, amphibians, seaplanes, helicopters, ship-based and sea-based aircraft exhibited at open exposition. Stand exposition of the "Gidroaviasalon '2008" will cover about 4500 sqm in the spacious halls and chalets.
"Gidroaviasalon" is the only airshow with demonstration of amphibious aircraft on water, in the air and on the ground. That is why there is unique display of amphibious aircraft advantages: takeoff from and landing on water at Gelendzhik bay, launch to water and entering to the shore, firefighting with scooping on water. In addition to competent visitors such enthralling sight will attract dozens thousands of amateurs of aviation.
Best pilots of Russia who made national piloting school famous all over the world will show exciting aerobatics in the sky over Gelendzhik bay. Participants and visitors of the "Gidroaviasalon" will see the new generation amphibians such as Be-200, Be-103, A-42. There will be exposited the newest aircraft developed by either famous companies or creative groups, focused on the general aviation. Also the airplanes and helicopters of Russian NAVY and Ministry of Emergency Situations will be demonstrated.
The participating companies will exhibit in the halls the newest developments of the en-gines, aviation equipment, emergency systems and communications, as well as processing sys-tems and materials used in seaplane manufacturing.
The conference on hydroaviation became a traditional and significant part of all the "Gidroaviasalons". During "Gidroaviasalon '2008" the conference will cover the scien-tific and practical issues of hydro- and aerodynamics, corrosion protection, development of spe-cial equipment and systems for seaplanes and amphibians, as well as application of hydroavia-tion for the following missions: transport operation, firefighting, searching, rescue, ecological and some others. Participation in the conference will allow free exchange of views and policy definition of long-term cooperation between main companies of aerospace industry.
The Seventh International Exhibition on hydroaviation will allow prospect customers famil-iarize with development of hydroaviation in Russia and with prospect concepts in this branch, having certainties at first hand. The exhibition climate combines the striking airshow and busi-ness negotiations, allowing establish new business relations, meet new partners, analyze the markets and arrange deals. Organizers of the "Gidroaviasalon" will give their best the "Gidroaviasalon" provides all necessary conditions and make it a successful basis for business contacts with customers, providing security and negotiations confidence.
The exhibition infrastructure created in Gelendzhik city meets the highest standards of inter-national aerospace saloons and resort climate will provide perfect rest along with business.
The organizers are sure the "Gidroaviasalon '2008" will make significant contribution in further development and improvement of aerotechnics, consolidate international cooperation in hydroaviation. The "Gidroaviasalon" will allow the participants demonstrate their achieve-ments to the customers in convenient conditions, which finally will further to conclusion the contracts and attract the investments to national aircraft industry.