Printer Friendly

BOEING TARGETS SUMMER START-UP FOR MOSCOW RESEARCH CENTER

 SEATTLE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- With a director named and a location selected in central Moscow, the Boeing Technical Research Center is ready to open its doors in the capital of Russia this summer, the company said today.
 Mike Friend, a Boeing aeronautical engineer with international business experience, has been named as the center's first director. "If everything comes together as we're planning, we'll be able to do some exciting research and establish good relationships with scientists and engineers in the Russian technical community," Friend said.
 Friend is now focusing on potential research projects with the Russian universities and technical institutes from which the center's initial group of engineers and scientists will be drawn. This group of approximately 20 people will work under contract to Boeing, drawing on the many strengths of the large, sophisticated aircraft industry of the former Soviet Union.
 Potential projects include:
 -- Developing mathematical formulas for computational fluid dynamics (the complex technique of simulating analytically an airplane's aerodynamic performance);
 -- Conducting metallurgical research into alloys of aluminum and titanium that offer the potential of greater strength for weight than alloys now used by Boeing; and
 -- Studying the impact of sub-zero weather on airplane fuel systems.
 "This center is the first of its kind, and we expect it to be mutually beneficial to both Boeing and the Russians," explained Friend. "For the Russians, the center will offer an opportunity to integrate their highly regarded aviation industry into the global aerospace community, and for Boeing the center provides a way for us to do important work and establish relationships in a market that is very attractive to us over the long term," he added.
 Boeing has been involved with Russia in other cooperative programs. Boeing Commercial Airplane Group and TsAGI, a Russian agency serving various components of the Russian aviation industry, successfully completed a wind tunnel testing program last July. Also, Boeing Defense & Space Group -- a prime contractor on NASA's Space Station Freedom -- has entered into a joint research and development agreement with NIICHIMMASH (developer of life support systems on Russia's Mir space station) to pursue technology and business opportunities related to life support systems for future space habitats.
 -0- 2/25/93
 /CONTACT: John Dern of Boeing, 206-237-1713/
 (BA)


CO: Boeing Defense & Space Group; The Boeing Co.; Boeing Commercial
 Airplane Group ST: Washington IN: ARO AIR SU:


SW -- SE008 -- 0369 02/25/93 12:00 EST
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Feb 25, 1993
Words:396
Previous Article:MARTECH USA COMPLETES $20.3 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF 8-PERCENT CONVERTIBLE SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2003
Next Article:FLUKE REPORTS RESULTS OF 1993 STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING
Topics:


Related Articles
BOEING SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH SOVIET INSTITUTE
RUSSIAN WIND TUNNEL TESTS FOR BOEING PROVE SUCCESSFUL
BOEING WILL PURSUE TECHNICAL RESEARCH IN RUSSIA
BOEING OPENS TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTER IN MOSCOW
BOEING 767s TO FLY IN AEROFLOT COLORS
BOEING MOSCOW CENTER REPORTS PROGRESS IN FIRST YEAR
Aeroflot Orders Ten Boeing 737-400 Twinjets
Boeing Celebrates Anniversary With New Design Center in Moscow

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters