Progresstech, Ltd. was founded in 2002 with a view of consolidation and further development of engineering service activities of Progresstech Group. Progresstech, Ltd. comprised Progresstech Engineering Center which was set up in 1999 to render engineering consulting services to aircraft developers and integrators, Airport Design Center and Airport Technologies Research Center which activities started in 1991.

The company has rapidly developed showing a stable dynamics of growth - Progresstech, Ltd. has been included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 ranking of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) world’s fastest-growing high-technology companies (Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA) for the five successive years since 2005.

Progresstech’s strategy has been always focused on active involvement in the Russian business launching and development in the hi-tech industre. Over 700 engineers of Progresstech, Ltd. render engineering consulting services for worldwide and national aircraft developers and manufacturers.

Another line of the Progresstech-RUS activities is rendering the services for the air transport industry: designing of the civil aviation infrastructure facilities, as well as research, survey and testing of the airfield pavements, engineering and consulting. Such activities are traditional for Progresstech and are carried out since the very beginning of the company operation on the Russian market.

Progresstech’s professional experience accumulated for over 30-year period and covering all stages of design makes for the professional approach to meet various challenges. Progresstech efficiently operates in the interests of numerous customers. Relevant projects have been successfully carried out in over 50 airports in Russia and abroad, including GASPROM Ostafievo Airport, Moscow Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Zhukovsky Airports, St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport in Russia as well as Manas and Yssyk-Kul International Airports (Kyrgyzstan), Minsk International 2 Airport (Belarus), Mary and Turkmenabat International Airports (Turkmenistan), Ellington Airport (TX, USA), airports in Saudi Arabia and many others. A wide range of works has been performed in the airport technologies industry: projects on runway pavement surface roughness evaluation and survey and testing of the airfield pavements have been performed at over 100 airports of Russia and CIS; conformity evaluation in terms of airport operational activity type has been carried out at over 400 airports in Russia.

The profound theoretical knowledge of the Progresstech management and employees has made a basis of the Airdrome Pavements, Modern View publication which includes the history, useful information, advanced technical solutions and computation procedures for airfield pavements. The book was published in 2002 and is an excellent handbook till now for all specialists whose activity is associated with designing, construction and operation of airports.

Since 2016 Progresstech has applied the information modeling technology in its operation. The BIM technology is a principally innovated approach for designing, construction and maintenance of buildings and facilities thus allowing to develop the airport infrastructure facilities, to elaborate the information models by using the prepared project documentation and information model of an existing building and facility. This technology was first applied by the Progresstech specialists under the project of the air terminal complex construction at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport.

By continually aspiring to self-development and new advances Progresstech has won a true recognition among the worldwide engineering community. Today Progresstech is a major player on the hi-tech market in the Eastern Europe, leader in developing the new perspective sector of the Russian economy – export of intellectual property services.

Company Development Milestones

1993 — Start of cooperation with the Boeing Company under the project on theoretical studies of interaction of multi-wheel landing gears (LG) and non-rigid pavements. The first successfully executed project has stimulated the development of the long-term versatile partnership. Multiple projects and research and engineering works have been carried out, including experimental and theoretical studies on interaction between multi-wheel landing gears and airfield pavements, studies on impact of airfield pavement evenness parameters on landing gear fatigue life. A series of research studies has been accomplished on evaluation of roughness of airfield pavement surfaces to meet the ICAO standards in Russian and CIS airports for Boeing airplane operations. Also a project on the Boeing 777 landing gear certification has been performed.

1999 — the Boeing Company selected Progresstech as its partner for engineering service activities for aircraft construction industry, thus bringing the cooperation up to a new level which has been successfully developed up to the present. Such long-term relationship has been distinguished by numerous significant events in the company. The Progresstech engineering team has been involved in development programs practically for all Boeing commercial airplane series. 

2009 – the Boeing Company empowered Progresstech to directly offer engineering services to Boeing Tier-1 suppliers.

2012 - Progresstech proceeded to render engineering services in production fields which were new for the company – first in automotive industry and then in civil nuclear power engineering and renewable power engineering. Progresstech has taken part in construction development of the automobiles for Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ group such as Datsun, Lada Vesta and others.

As for the power engineering Progresstech specialists were actively involved in development program for tokamak fusion reactor under the large-scale scientific experiment project ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) in France.

2014 — the Boeing Company honored Progresstech with its Supplier of the Year award in the Leader’s Choice – Alliance category for sharing risks and advancing the Boeing strategic objectives.