Aviall Inc., a Boeing company, entered into an agreement with Moscow-based Aviation Service Company Aviation Equipment (ASC Aviation Equipment) to supply forecasting services, technology, training, and aviation material for distribution in the Russian aviation market. ASC Aviation Equipment is a subsidiary of Concern of Aviation Equipment, a State Corporation Russian Technologies (Russian Technologies) company. The new agreement will give customers access to state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure, allowing them to link with Russian Technologies in a single IT system. The linkage will help airlines increase their aircraft utilization, reduce or avoid airplane-on-ground situations, and reduce operational costs. Boeing and Russian Technologies helped facilitate this new agreement. The two companies have worked together on a variety of aviation-related projects since 2007, when Russian Technologies was formed to assist Russian manufacturers in developing, producing, and exporting high-technology industrial products in domestic and international markets.