The business programme of NAIS 2024 will discuss the sovereignty of the Russian air transport industry

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On 6 and 7 February 2024, the 11th National Civil Aviation Infrastructure Exhibition and Forum will be held at the Crocus Expo exhibition complex. Conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss and find solutions to pressing industry problems, familiarise themselves with advanced import substitution technologies and establish useful business relationships.

One of the key topics to be discussed at the conference is state regulation and mechanisms of state support for the air transport industry. Subsidising passenger traffic in 2024 is expected to be 25 billion roubles, while this year the subsidy amounted to about 60 billion roubles. State support for projects to produce and manufacture aircraft engines for the entire range of domestic civil and military transport aircraft will be expanded. The subsidy programme includes projects to expand production of PD-14, PS-90A, PD-8, TV7-117ST-01 engines.

The synergy of the aircraft manufacturing and air transport complex will also be in the spotlight. The conference participants will discuss opportunities for co-operation between these two sectors to address the challenges of fleet renewal. In addition, the issues of aircraft leasing and its role in the development of the air transport industry, restoration and expansion of the route network, increasing the number of available routes and improving connections between different regions will be discussed separately.

Traditionally, the conference will discuss modern challenges in airport management. Participants will exchange views on airport security issues, including protection from drones and quadrocopters, as well as problems related to the environment of the air transport industry. One of the important topics will be the design, construction and technical provision of airport infrastructure, application of modern approaches and technologies to the creation of airports that ensure passenger safety and comfort. Non-aviation revenues of airports will also be considered at the conference. Participants will present innovative approaches to the development of additional sources of income for airports.

Import-independence of the air transport industry is a topical topic. Taking into account the phased implementation of import substitution programmes, the comprehensive programme for the development of the air transport industry until 2030 envisages the delivery of 1081 aircraft for the needs of civil aviation, including 142 SJ-100s, 270 MC-21s, 70 IL-114-300s, 115 Tu-214s. At the same time, maintenance and repair of existing and prospective aircraft types will be ensured with the creation of an effective after-sales service system.

The current realities of the widespread introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles raise pressing issues of their integration into the common airspace. The conference participants will consider key issues related to safety and efficiency of such integration.

Members of the Russian government, Ministry of Transport, Rosaviatsia, as well as heads of Russian regions, heads of design bureaus, air transport and aircraft manufacturing companies will present their reports at the conference.