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Bombardier Signs Cooperation Agreement with Russian University

December 12, 2013 Moscow Transportation,  Press Release

  • Agreement with Moscow State University of Railway Engineering will result in exchange of relevant knowledge and experience
  • The initial agreement covers the next three years and could be extended for a further three years

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement in the field of railway technologies for the next three years.

Following the business development of services in Russia, Bombardier started to work with MIIT, the major university in the railway industry. Many employees in Russia’s railway sector are MIIT graduates.

Professor Boris A. Levin, Rector of MIIT, and Michael Fohrer, Vice President Services, Central Europe, Russia and Asia, Bombardier Transportation, signed the agreement on behalf of the two organizations. It supports future exchange in areas including science, innovation and development of railway transportation systems.

During a previous meeting with Russian partners and university representatives, an agreement was reached to coordinate joint research, organize seminars, workshops and participate in international conferences. It was also agreed to collaborate in the training of specialists and academic staff.

These agreements provide Bombardier with a good base to further develop its services for the Russian market. Partnerships with academic institutions such as MIIT form an integral part of Bombardier’s dialogue with stakeholders. The joint research addresses technological challenges in the rail industry and contributes to the company’s growth strategies in Russia.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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