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#Kravchenko: Russia remains to be an important partner for Boeing in the field of innovations

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June 19 2015

During Le Bourget Air Show Boeing President for Russia and CIS Mr. Sergey Kravchenko reminded that Russian titanium alloys and technologies were used for Boeing-787.

Russia remains to be an important partner for Boeing in the field of innovations, Boeing President for Russia and CIS Mr. Sergey Kravchenko said in his interview to RIA News.

«Russia is our important partner in the field of innovations. We have a joint venture with VSMPO-AVISMA both for production and development of new technologies. Russian titanium alloys and technologies are used for Boeing-787. The largest team of engineers outside US and the second team of programmers after India work in Russia », – Mr. Kravchenko said.

«Globally, Boeing invested $22M for last three years. For that period development of Boeing-787/9, Boeing-787/10 is practically completed  as well as works on Boeing-737 MAX that will be released earlier», Mr. Kravchenko advised.

«Against all the odds we open Innovation Centre in Skolkovo in collaboration with Industrial Investors and Tranzas. The sanctions are disappointing as they create environment of uncertainty and  concerns, however, for now our business is not affected excluding personal sanctions with regard to some of our partners and I hope the same will be in the future», Mr. Kravchenko said.

In December 2013 the project was reported to be done in two stages. The building would be constructed by 2015 with simulators delivered  (three simulators for Boeing-737 and one for Boeing-777). Expenditures at the first stage would account for Rur 1.5 billion.

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