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VSMPO-Avisma becomes one of the key Boeing suppliers in the network of 777Х program

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: Ruaviation

Boeing and VSMPO-Avisma announced signing of an agreement for delivery of titan formed parts for a new composite wing of 777X aircraft at MAKS-2015. Production of the latest aircraft, which should become the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine liner, will be started in 2017.

«This agreement strengthens relations between Boeing and VSMPO established in 1997 in order to ensure stable supply of high-quality titan parts, Sergey Kravchenko, Boeing Russia/CIS President. – Today we have reached another important milestone related to expansion of cooperation with the world’s largest manufacturer of titan». 

777X is the latest family of Boeing wide-body aircraft, which is being developed on the basis of Boeing 777, which is very popular among passengers. 777X will be powered by new engines and fitted with advanced composite wing; technologies developed in the network of 787 Dreamliner program will also be used in this project. Today Boeing has orders and commitments for 320 777X from six customers; first jet of the type should be delivered to a customer in 2020.

«Our company has been cooperating with Boeing for many years: we are providing Boeing Commercial Airplanes with support, technologies and services, and our cooperation is expanding. We are looking forward to cooperating with Boeing in the network of development of the new innovative 777X aircraft family,» Mikhail Voevodin, VSMPO-Avisma CEO, noted. 

VSMPO has been supplying Boeing with raw materials and titan parts since 1997. In 2014 the companies extended the long-term contract for delivery of titan parts and semi-finished products until 2022. VSMPO is the key supplier of titan materials and components of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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