Photos: (Far left) The colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow are
illuminated in the night sky. BOEING (Above and top right) Boeing Design Center
employees Sergey Sorokin, left, and Ekaterina Yankevich discuss a project; the
Design Center in Moscow manages 1,200 engineers. ASSOCIATED PRESS (Bottom
right) Russia supplies 35 percent of the titanium used by Boeing. BOEING
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2 Russia and the CIS represent
an emerging airplane market.
rowing international traffic (expected
to rise 4.8 percent annually) and an
aging fleet in need of near 50 percent
replacement will create demand for
1,170 new airplanes in the region over
the next two decades, Boeing Current
Market Outlook projects.
Single-aisle jetliners will make up
a majority of those orders, with 737
options having proved themselves in
the region’s harsh weather, said Marty
Bentrott, Commercial Airplanes vice
president for sales in the Middle East,
Russia and Central Asia.
“The Next-Generation 737 has been
terrific in terms of performance, for
operating in cold weather,” Bentrott
said. “Several airlines are already
counted on to take the MAX—that will
be the dominant airplane of choice.”
3 The Boeing Design Center in
Moscow helps provide Boeing
with 24-hour engineering.
oeing places a high value on aerospace
experience and innovation and has
enlisted a team of 1,200 local engineers
to work on Boeing airplanes.
These engineers have shared in
hundreds of projects involving the 737,
747, 767, 777 and 787, both passenger
jets and freighters, and they currently
are designing fuselage structures as
well as leading and trailing wing edges
for the 777X.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
performs design work in the U.S. and
Russia, making engineers available at
all times over multiple time zones.
“To move with the sun … is a critical
feature of being a global operating
company,” Allen said.
4 Russia provides 35 percent
of the titanium used by
Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
For nearly two decades, VSMPOAVISMA
has supplied Boeing
with titanium for the manufacture
of airplane parts. As the world’s
largest producer of titanium, it
produces forgings for all Boeing
In 2009, Boeing and VSMPO
opened a joint venture, Ural Boeing
Manufacturing, for the rough machining
of titanium forgings that now benefit
the 737, 777 and 787 programs.
“VSMPO provides good quality
and excellent economics for all
titanium parts that we supply,”
Kravchenko said. “We are very proud
of the Ural Boeing Manufacturing joint
venture, which soon will have almost
10 years of flawless operation.”