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BOEING 757 AND 767 CERTIFIED FOR USE IN THE CIS

 SEATTLE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ties between The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and aviation authorities in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) were strengthened today as the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) certified the Boeing 757 and 767 jetliner family for operation by airlines under its jurisdiction, the company said today.
 In a ceremony at the 767 final assembly plant in Everett north of here, Mrs. Tatyana G. Anodina, chairperson of the IAC, presented the two certificates to Robert A. Davis, Boeing Commercial vice president- engineering and product development. Davis had just returned from the CIS where last week he attended the opening of the Boeing Technical Research Center in Moscow.
 "Certification of our products and the work we're doing together in research and development illustrate the growing collaboration that is developing between Boeing the aviation community in the CIS," Davis said. "We're eager to continue working with local aviation authorities and airlines in the CIS as they plan for the future," he added.
 Also attending the ceremony today was Ralph Munro, Secretary of State for the State of Washington, and Mr. Valentine Sushko, Chairman of Aviation Register for the CIS. The Aviation Register is the certification agency for the CIS, equivalent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States.
 Boeing airplanes have been used for years to serve certain cities in the former Soviet Union, but only by airlines with airplanes registered in other countries, and only on international routes. This new approval, known technically as type certification, acknowledges that the fundamental design of the 757 and 767 airframes and engines are acceptable to CIS authorities for commercial operations, clearing the way for domestic airlines to operate those airplanes.
 As part of the certification process, engineers from Boeing, the engine manufacturers and regulatory agencies from both countries worked together to review airplane design criteria and philosophy, conduct simulator tests and fly both airplanes with Boeing pilots.
 The type certificates cover all models of the respective airplane types. The 757 and 767 share a common flight deck and other compatible systems, making double-certification easier. It also allows pilots trained on one airplane to adapt to the other with little additional training.
 In January, the 737 family became the first Boeing airplanes to win type certification by the CIS aviation authorities.
 Boeing currently has 840 orders for the 757 from 39 customers. Fifty-three customers have ordered 668 of the 767s.
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