Representatives of NPO Saturn won in most categories at the conference of young specialists organized by UMPO

Young engineers from NPO Saturn performed successfully at the fifth All-Russian Scientific-Technical Competition of Young Specialists, conducted each year in Ufa by UMPO.

The conference was held on December 7-9 and included reports in six areas by more than 160 young specialists — from the host UMPO, NPO Saturn, Saturn — Gas Turbines, Aviadvigatel, Salyut, Motor Sich, the Chernyshev Moscow Machine-building Enterprise, Baranov CIAM, VIAM, Motor, Sykhoi, UGATU, KNITU-KAI, and others.

Eleven employees from NPO Saturn took part in the conference. They were: general design bureau representatives A. A. Korotygin, A. V. Novikov, A. N. Krundaeva, S. A. Yermakov, A. A. Lysenko, A. Ye. Yeromlaeva, from production director service — A. V. Bogdanov, and from the NPO Saturn Moscow affiliate the Lyulka Scientific-Technical Center — B. V. Brykin, M. A. Shcherbakov, I. Ye. Yevdokimov, and M. S. Tsepaev.

In the section of „Projects to develop production systems and innovation projects (UEC Lean-Projects)”, first place went to Alexei Bogdanov, leading specialist from NPO Saturn’s line 34. Pavel Fetisov, deputy managing director for developing production systems of NPO Saturn, presented a non-competition report on the experience of implementing Lean Manufacturing systems at NPO Saturn.

In the section of „Design (design of aviation engines and assemblages)”, Saturn representatives also took top places. Artyom Korotygin, designing engineer of compressors, won in the category „Best Research”, while Andrei Novikov, also a compressor design engineer, took first place in „Original Developments”. Anastasiya Krundaeva, design engineer for automation, ran a close second.

In the section of „Information technology (in machine-building)”, Boris Brykin, design engineer at NPO Saturn’s Moscow affiliate the Lyulka Scientific-Technical Center, won in the category „Best Research”.

In the section of „Economy and management (in machine-building enterprises)”, Artyom Korotygin, design engineer for compressors, won another award for the Saturn team by taking first place in the category of „Possible implementation”.

All winners were awarded certificates, cash prizes, and valuable gifts. In addition to the competition, there was also a chance for participants to learn more about UMPO’s production.

The young winners form Saturn were particularly interested in the assembly of the ÀË-31Ô engine developed by the Lyulka Center, which has for several decades been the main export of the Bashkiria engine-builders, as well as engines for the ÑÓ-35 fighter jet and for the fifth-generation planes, currently in progress at Saturn continuing the Lyulka school. Saturn representatives got to touch base directly with their colleagues on the UMPO factory floor who, like Saturn, are forging ahead with production of new types of military engines.

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in the development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and military and civil marine vessels. Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation, itself a subsidiary of OBORONPROM, specializing in managing engine-building assets.

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets. In 2010 the corporation’s turnover exceeded 170 billion rubles.