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BOEING OPENS TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER IN MOSCOW

 /ADVANCE/MOSCOW, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Note to editors: The following is being sent in advance because of the Labor Day holiday. The company's preference would be for use of the story on Monday, Sept. 6. The Moscow ceremony will take place at 0400 EST that day.
 The Boeing Commercial Airplane Group opened a technical research center here today, following a year of planning and exploratory talks with leaders of the Russian commercial aerospace industry.
 Robert A. Davis, Boeing Commercial vice president-engineering and product development, and representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation marked the opening by exchanging ceremonial plaques at the research center facility in downtown Moscow.
 "This technical center is truly the first of a kind. We are very excited that it's now a reality," Davis said . "Russian research scientists and engineers, respected throughout the world for their expertise in many areas, will now have additional tools available to help them work even more creatively and efficiently," he added.
 "For Boeing, the prospect of pursuing significant studies, learning from professional colleagues and establishing relationships in an aerospace environment, makes good business sense for all of us," Davis said.
 Boeing announced in August 1992 it was studying the feasibility of a research center in Russia, and confirmed in February that it intended to go ahead with the project.
 Michael Friend, a Boeing aeronautical engineer, has been named the research center's first director.
 "Today's opening is really a beginning to what we hope will be a lengthy and quality association with the Russian aviation community," Friend said.
 The center's initial projects will include developing mathematical models for computational fluid dynamics; conducting metallurgical research into strong, lightweight alloys of aluminum and titanium, and studying the impact of sub-zero weather on airplane fuel systems, Davis said.
 Friend and his deputy director, Sergey Kravchenko, are focusing on developing additional research projects, working with Russian universities and technical institutes.
 "While this is a Boeing center, it is unique in that the projects we pursue here will be of mutual interest and have benefits and value for all participants, or we won't bother with them," Friend said.
 The center occupies one floor of a building about two blocks (500 meters) from the Kremlin. The facility is equipped with sophisticated computer workstations for use by about 20 Russian research engineers and scientists, who will work under contract to Boeing.
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