NPO Saturn Receives State Bench Test Acceptance Certificate
OREANDA-NEWS. NPO Saturn successfully completed the research and development campaign dedicated to the creation of a new small-sized gas turbine engine. A certificate of completion of the state bench tests was signed by the customer. The formal award of the state bench tests completion certificate took place at NPO Saturn on 12 December 2013 during the extended State commission session.
According to Yuriy Shmotin, NPO Saturn head of design, “the completion of development of the prospective small-sized gas turbine engine is a landmark event for the company. For the first time Russia saw the creation of a completely “electric” gas turbine engine surpassing any existing analogs. A certificate of completion of the state bench tests was signed by the customer, which means that the engine is ready to enter its serial production phase.”
According to the specifications, very strict requirements were posed to weight, dimensions and performance of the new engine. Due to the need to respect all such requirements, the engine design incorporated a series of non-traditional solutions requiring long and painstaking work of design engineers and inventors.
At the moment the company's research and development bureau is fitted with the state-of-the-art pilot production capabilities and modern test infrastructure which enables it to ensure an end-to-end cycle when it comes to new types of products ranging from computational-analytical works to producing first prototypes and running certification tests.
In 2012 the NPO Saturn design office was designated the principal design office of United Engine Corporation. That fact served as legitimate proof of the high competence level of the NPO Saturn employees in the field of designing gas turbine engines of military, civil and industrial application. Over the past decade more than ten new developments of NPO Saturn have received type certificates and successfully passed state bench tests as well as flight tests.
Presently only the R&D part of the design office employs over 800 people including 10 doctors of sciences, 40 candidates of science and over 50 postgraduate students. Thanks to the company's proactive human resources policy aimed at recruiting the youth, approximately 40% of the technical direction's population are under 35 years of age average age being 42.
In the frame of the extended session of the State commission, 20 employees of NPO Saturn were awarded memorable insignia and letters of award for high results demonstrated in the process of designing new engines.
NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, Navy boats and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of the UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia's leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery, as well as the key enterprises - the industry's integral players. One of the UEC's prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing the world-class new technologies.
OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec's subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.