Posted On 2018
KYIV Behind two meter high walls and inside an unmarked office center in Lukyanivka, the worlds largest aerospace company is quietly building a major design center based on Ukrainian brainpower.
At last report, the floor size of the Boeing Design Center Kyiv doubled this year, expanding the payroll to about 300 engineers. Hard facts are hard to come by as Boeing spokesmen decline to give specifics.
In contrast to this low profile in Kyiv, the Boeing Design Center Moscow, located a 15-minute walk from the Kremlin, was once a high profile showcase for US and Russian economic partnership. It drew glowing articles from the likes of The New York Times and site visits from US Cabinet members, including then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
But times have changed.