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Marinvent, GosNIIAS sign strategic agreement

July 3, 2013, Montreal - Marinvent Corporation has announced that, following more than two years of collaboration with the Russian State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS), the two organizations have signed a strategic Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to extend their collaboration and to capitalize upon the excellent working relationship established thus far.


July 3, 2013
Carey Fredericks

The MOU, signed on June 17 at the Joint Session of the Russia-Canada Intergovernmental Economic Commission (IEC) held in Moscow in the presence of Arkady V. Dvorkovich, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister and the Honorable Edward Fast, Canada's Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, establishes the framework for a long-term collaboration to gain Western approval of Russian-produced and certified Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems for commercial aircraft.

"I am pleased to congratulate Marinvent on their success in Russia," said Ed Fast, Minister of International trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. "I believe that by helping Canadian businesses succeed abroad, we are helping to create jobs, growth and prosperity at home."

The MOU relates to a multi-year program under which Marinvent will work, both in Canada and in Russia, with the avionics supply chain, with AR MAK which has certification authority, and with GosNIIAS to ensure that the IMA system is designed and produced completely in accordance with Western certification guidelines. At the end of the project, Russia will have access to a "certification-ready" platform for the integration and certification of extended IMA functionality in Canada for years to come and will have demonstrated that Russian-produced avionics, together with the processes that produced them, are as safe as those in the West.

"I am extremely pleased to be making this announcement following an excellent IEC session in Moscow and am particularly happy with the level of support that this project is receiving from both the Russian and Canadian Governments," said Phil Cole, VP Business Development at Marinvent Corporation. "Marinvent and GosNIIAS have been working together on this landmark agreement for close to two years. The excellent working relationship and level of cooperation that we have been able to develop with our Russian partners at GosNIIAS is creating opportunities for Canada and Russia to work more closely together in order to achieve real progress on Russian avionics certification and to improve aerospace-related trade between the two countries for years to come."

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The project will also be making use of Marinvent's unique software tool CertPro to ensure that the certification process is optimized and managed correctly. All documentation will be produced electronically using CertPro. All required plans and standards will also be produced electronically and all certification evidence will be collected electronically at the time it is produced. The web-based nature of the tool makes it ideal for international collaborations of this sort, especially since the tool has years of successful Marinvent certification know-how "built-in."