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Key Airport Infrastructure Show in Russia Took Off!

NAIS Civil Aviation Infrastructure Exhibition and Forum ran on February 5 – 6 at Crocus Expo, Moscow, and united 4086 professionals of the civil aviation industry. The event was officially supported and attended by Russian transport and aviation authorities, as well as flagships of the airport and airline industries and leading manufacturers from Russia and abroad.

NAIS 2020 results in brief

  • 140 exhibitors (+10%) showcasing solutions from 16 countries

  • Total exhibition area was 5700 and outperformed the previous edition by 14%

  • 4000+ civil aviation professionals (+4% for visitors)

  • Geography covered by 67 regions across Russia (+12%) and 32 global markets

  • 8 specialised conferences and 750+ delegates

  • Coverage by total of 40+ federal level and industrial media


Highlights of the show

The first exhibition day started with the official opening and warm forewords to all the NAIS attendees and participants from Minister and Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency and Chairman of the Federal Council for Foreign affairs of the Russian Federation.

43 of 140 companies successfully participated in NAIS for the first time and displayed solutions in the following fields: acoustic materials, simulator manufacturing, ground support equipment and transport, baggage handling and processing, IT and security, construction materials and technologies, AI solutions and parking systems, furniture and smoking booths for passenger terminals, anti-drones innovations. Two countries – Thailand and Canada - were completely new for the show.

Among NAIS 2020 international exhibitors: ADB Safegate, AEBI Schmidt, Amano, Alstef, Avion Group, Boschung, Bliss Fox, CIMC-TianDa, Custom, Dimark S.A., Hang Da Lian He Aviation Equipment Co, Haihua Industry Group, HONCO, Honeywell, Logipix, MHBY Import&Export (Shenzhen) Co, Ocem Airfield Technology, Rohde & Schwarz, Kodiak China, Schnider Electric, SITA, TAM Europe, The Edge Company, Telelift GmbH, Turkish Airlines, Vanderlande, Weihal Guangtai Airport Equipment Co, Youyang Korea, Zoeftig, Wirtgen Group.

We are very delighted to participate in the NAIS this year. We believe that we have received a lot of great contacts and opportunities for cooperation. I reckon there are many good aspects of the new cooperation in Russia created by the company that organises such exhibitions as the Airport Show Dubai.

Our company is 72 years old and it is considered the second largest airfield bus manufacturer in the world. That is why we are honored to see so many visitors and get so many opportunities to expand our business in Russia. Thank you!

Alex Engelhard, Head of Commercial

TAM Europe

From October 2019 NAIS has being a member of the Global Reach Airport Show that unites various exhibitions within global air industry including Inter Airport Europe, Inter Airport China, Inter Airport South East Asia, Airport Show Dubai. C600 Group stand was available for inquiries and meetings with potential customers during NAIS.

Launched at NAIS 2019, the Open Innovation Podium once again showcased hi-end know-how's, technologies and best practices to all participants and attendees. 9 presentations from local and international exhibitors covered comprehensive industry topics from AI in aviation to ground handling efficiency.

2020 is a special year for the National Project on modernisation and expansion of the airport infrastructure, stated Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Mr. Alexander Neradko. Have already made the first steps on practical realisation of the large-scale program on development of regional airports and routes, which includes reconstruction and construction of more than 60 airports and airfields of Russia, including the Far East.

In purpose to highlight all these efforts and summarise achievements and plans the NAIS team with the support of the Federal Air Transport Agency developed and proudly presented the map of infrastructure development. The map reflects all the successes of Russian airports in the previous ten years and outlines specific steps for modernisation until 2024.

The Travel Routes special sector at NAIS is a selection of development and modernisation projects by airports and airlines, as well as a platform for expanding of interregional air network. Key country destinations were presented in this sector, such as Airports of the North, Airports of the Far East, Moscow Aviation Hub, Airports of Regions and Airports of the South.

The business program started on February 5th with the Air Gates of Russia Award and Skyway Service Award ceremonies with a record-breaking number of nominees, where the best airports and airlines were recognised by the professional community. 10 airlines were awarded for the excellent air services and passenger programs, including our first time ever participants: Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways.

Followed by the plenary session Development of Interregional Air Route Network as a Driver of Economic Growth in Russia's regions the business program covered special topics for top managers and specialists of the air enterprises and airports with the top speakers involved:


  • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies in Air Transport

  • Effective strategies for airport management and development

  • Actual topics of transport (aviation) security

  • Innovative technologies for design, construction and operation of airfield infrastructure

  • Ground handling at airports - efficiency and safety

  • Digital document management and technologies in after-sales service of civil aviation equipment

NAIS goes far beyond its role as a key event servicing a top national strategic area. It is a top-level interaction for partnerships to ensure sustainable growth and important connections, to present innovations and reach new professional heights.

We thank all partners to NAIS for their contribution to growing both the project and the whole industry:

  • Exclusive Partner: SITA

  • Partner to the Russia Air Gates award: Rossiya Airlines

  • Partners to the Skyway Service Award: Vnukovo International Airport, Sirena Travel

We cordially invite you to the next 8th NAIS edition to discover new geographies and possibilities!

February 9-10, 2021 in Moscow, Crocus Expo


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