St. Petersburg, Russia: The Boeing Company and Sukhoi have signed an agreement that will expand collaboration between the two companies. Under terms of the agreement, Boeing will now expand its advisory role on the Sukhoi regional jet programme, known as the Superjet 100 (SSJ).
In 2002, before the Russian government designated Sukhoi as the leader of Russia's regional jet programme, Sukhoi selected Boeing to serve as advisor to itself and to its programme partners in the areas of programme management, engineering, marketing, product development, certification, supplier management, and customer support.
Under the terms of today's agreement, Boeing will explore opportunities to assist Sukhoi in areas including, but not limited to:
Flight and maintenance crew training
Spare parts management and supply
"This is an excellent example of Boeing's long-term commitment to cooperation with Russian industry," said Scott Carson, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Our work with Sukhoi on the Superjet 100 is a great opportunity to expand our 'working together' relationship."
"Boeing's expanded support to the Sukhoi Superjet program and especially the increased Boeing role in helping Sukhoi to create a world-class SSJ after-delivery support system will significantly increase business attractiveness of the SSJ airplanes to our domestic and foreign airline customers," said Mikhail Pogosyan, director general of the Sukhoi Company.