Ufa, August 26, 2011 — JSC Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UMPO) has been selected the lead enterprise for the United Engine Corporation’s Engines for Combat Aviation Division.
“I have signed the orders on establishment of two new structural units within UEC, the one being an Engines for Front-Line Aviation Division, and the second one being a Helicopter Engines Division,” announced Andrei Reus, Director General at OPK Oboronprom and UEC, during MAKS-2011. “We are creating separate divisions with the aim of fostering of more effective cooperation with our customers. These lines are part of UEC’s core strategic development plan.”
The division will unite the research and production capabilities of the Chernyshev Moscow Machine-Building Enterprise, NPP Motor, and FSUE “GTERPC “SALUT”, and will be responsible for the development of the country’s combat aviation. JSC UMPO will take on the functions of management for the Lyulka Scientific and Technical Center, NPO Saturn’s affiliate, and Lytkarino Machine Building Plant. The new UEC structure is planned to have its own unified design bureau.
The division’s primary production programs will be the AL-31F, AL-31FP, and AL-55I engines, 117S product, and others. The priority lines will include working on the engine for the advanced front-line aviation systems (PAK FA).
JSC Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UMPO) is one of the largest producers of aviation engines in Russia. Its proceeds in 2010 amounted to 20,376 million rubles. Its primary business lines are production, service, and repair of turbo-jet aviation engines and gas turbine units, as well as production and repair of helicopter technology units. UMPO is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned specialized subsidiary of OPK OBORONPROM for engine-building assets management.
OJSC OPK “OBORONPROM” is a diversified machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its primary business lines are helicopter-building (Russian Helicopters, JSC), engine-building (MC “UEC”), and other assets. In 2010 the corporation’s proceeds exceeded 170 billion rubles.