2007-06-17 - Boeing and SuperJetBoeing and UAC announce cooperative agreement
Zusammenarbeit mit Russland ausgeweitet<br /> Boeing and Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) signed an agreement to identify opportunities to expand collaboration on commercial aviation activities, building upon Boeing's long history of cooperation with Russia's aerospace industry.
As a result, the two companies will establish a joint working group to study a number of cooperation opportunities. Under the terms of today's agreement, Boeing and UAC will explore opportunities including, but not limited to: Research and Development: Boeing and UAC will explore new technologies in commercial-airplanes structures, including finished titanium parts and structures. Manufacturing: Boeing and UAC will explore development opportunities to reduce cost and weight of airframe components and structures. Boeing and UAC also will look at opportunities to make Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Associations (KnAAPO), a company of the UAC, a qualified supplier of finished titanium parts and components. Design: Boeing and UAC will study the potential for establishing a strategic agreement among the Boeing Design Center in Moscow, the UAC and Russian private engineering services companies. The effort is aimed at utilizing engineering personnel and infrastructure, project and quality management and process improvements for Boeing projects.
The agreement also enhances Boeing's role on the Superjet Program. In that role, Boeing currently advises Sukhoi in the areas of marketing, design, manufacturing, supplier management, certification and after-sales support. Boeing will expand its advisory role on after-sales support to the Superjet Program, enabling Sukhoi to establish its own after-sale support infrastructure.