|Newly founded union to lobby for aircraft producers'
CEP20020820000148 Moscow ITAR-TASS in English 1109 GMT 20 Aug 02
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By Yevgeny Nikitin
MOSCOW, August 20 (Itar-Tass) -- The newly founded
International Aviation Industry Union will lobby for the interests of this
branch of the economy in both government and non-government organizations,
the president of the Interstate Aviation Committee,
Tatyana Anodina told a news conference on Tuesday.
Mrs. Anodina has been elected at IAIU president.
The union is the first industrial organization
called to defend the corporate interests of aircraft producers at all levels
of legislative and executive power of Russia and the CIS. Similar work
will be conducted with the International Civil Aviation Organization, the
World Trade Organization and other agencies.
The news conference was told the IAIU will soon "formulate a
unified concept of forming the government defense contract concerning the
aircraft-building industry and foreign economic cooperation."
The IAIU plans to cooperate with the Russian presidential administration,
government, Federal Assembly and Security Council.
The IAIU constituent conference was held last month. It has
been included in the state register of legal entities as a non-government
non-commercial partnership, founded by the national space agency Rosaviakosmos,
Interstate Aviation Committee, aircraft building firms Kamov, Sukhoi and
Ilyushin, leading research and development centers in such fields as aviation
materials and engine building.
Russia's aircraft industry provides 35 percent of the national
defense complex output. Last year the Russian aircraft industry accounted
for half of revenues from military-technological cooperation. Production
was up 40.2 percent, and the industry's overall profit exceeded 17 billion
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