"The interest in the exhibition is huge. Approximately 170 foreign participants from 50 countries. Some 650 samples of military equipment and 70 official delegations will be present at MAKS," the official said.
According to Shugaev, 115 aircraft will be presented at the air show, and 18 Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft will conduct demonstration flights.
Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that deals signed at the MAKS will show foreign interest in cooperation with Russia.