Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Russian titanium producer VSMPO-AVISMA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) affirming that VSMPO-AVISMA will remain the largest titanium supplier for current and future Boeing commercial airplanes.
Under the MOU signed by company leaders at the Dubai Airshow, Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA will work together to:
- Increase utilization of their Russia-based Ural Boeing Manufacturing (UBM) joint venture;
- Increase R&D investment and continue to develop new titanium alloys and technologies;
- Explore new opportunities to expand VSMPO-AVISMA's role producing titanium parts and components beyond raw material or forging, for current and future Boeing commercial airplanes.
"The signing of the memorandum strengthens our position as a reliable partner to Boeing for many years to come. For us, it means confidence in our titanium products and recognition of their high quality," said Dmitry Osipov, CEO of VSMPO-AVISMA. "Stable long-term relationships with Boeing enable VSMPO-AVISMA to focus on expanding our investment program and developing our production capacity, as well as to continue implementing ESG-principles in our operations."
"Today we mark another important step in expanding our mutually beneficial cooperation with VSMPO-AVISMA," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "VSMPO-AVISMA has been a reliable and valuable partner to Boeing for almost 25 years."
VSMPO-AVISMA is the largest titanium supplier for Boeing commercial production. Titanium parts from VSMPO-AVISMA are used on Boeing 737, 767, 787, 777 and 777X airplanes.
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VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. is the world's largest vertically integrated manufacturer of titanium and titanium alloy products. Its majority shareholder is Mikhail Shelkov, deputy chairman of the company's board of directors (65.27%). Products manufactured by VSMPO-AVISMA are widely used in aerospace, power engineering, petrochemical industry, shipbuilding, medicine and civil engineering. VSMPO-AVISMA partners with more than 450 companies in 50 countries worldwide. Learn more at http://www.vsmpo.ru/en/.