January 31, 1996 |
The Export-Import Bank of the United States gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a controversial Russian aircraft project that would create jobs for a dozen U.S. aerospace contractors--but which Boeing and McDonnell Douglas argue would subsidize a foreign challenger to their dominance of the global aircraft market. The details were finalized in meetings Tuesday in Washington between Vice President Al Gore and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin.
January 22, 1994 |
Rockwell May Supply Parts to Russian Airliners: The aerospace company is taking part in a program to supply parts to a fleet of Russian airliners in a deal that its partner says could be worth $1 billion. Government officials disclosed that Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney has begun a $1-million feasibility study to determine whether it can supply engines to outfit 20 Russian Ilyushin 96-M passenger jets. Seal Beach-based Rockwell International Corp.'
September 1, 1993 |
Four years ago, Leonid Pichugov was a mechanic tightening bolts on aircraft undercarriages at a local Soviet airport. On Tuesday, he was standing in a suit next to a mock-up of the eight-passenger plane that his company, Interavia, is hoping to peddle worldwide out of a rented former MIG fighter-plane factory near here.
May 11, 1993 |
Watch out, Arianespace. Take heed, McDonnell Douglas. With a quiet crack, the $2-billion-a-year market in launching Western satellites is opening to admit the Russian interloper who has been hammering for years at its gates. Amid exorbitant pastries and a press of Russian reporters, space officials signed a historic contract in late April for the first commercial launch of a Western-built satellite by a Russian rocket.
December 29, 1992 |
In the most significant linkup so far between U.S. and Russian defense firms, Lockheed and Khrunichev Enterprise of Moscow announced Monday that they have formed a joint venture to sell commercial launch services with the Russian Proton rocket. The alliance combines two Cold War industrial adversaries: Lockheed, the largest U.S. manufacturer of military space hardware, and Khrunichev, one of Russia's leading state-owned aerospace operations. Lockheed Vice President Mel R.
September 9, 1992 |
Aerospace giant Rockwell International Corp. said Tuesday that it has signed a letter of understanding with a major Russian aerospace company to cooperate on several space-related projects, including a plan to use the Soyuz spacecraft as a rescue vehicle for space station Freedom. Under the terms of the agreement, signed late Friday, Russia's NPO Energiya will provide Rockwell with all the engineering work and eventually add some hardware for a space docking system to enable the U.S.