Rus News Journal

Boeing crisis in connection with accident Columbia

Accident of shuttle Columbia threatens can lead to serious financial crisis in the largest aviacivil engineering firm Boeing which began to pay much attention recently to cooperation with NASA.
Boeing is the largest contractor NASA. Predictably, the suspension of flights of shuttles will strike blow to all suppliers.

as informs Newsru. com, every year cooperation in work on the program of piloted space flights brings Boeing about $2 billion These are 4 % of a turn of the company. Following the results of 2002 space division Boeing has received a gain in $11 mlrd and $357 million profit. In comparison with 2001 the profit was cut by half.

Boeing ˝1996 is a monopolist in manufacture and service of shuttles. This year she has bought space business Rockwell International which has constructed shuttle Columbia. In 1999 It has passed capital reorganisation and after that management Boeing declared that 22 - the summer shuttle completely meets the requirements of safety.

after ádestruction of shuttle Challenger in 1986 has passed more than two years before the following flight of a shuttle has taken place. For 2003 NASA planned four flights of shuttles to MKS.