PMZ Completes the First Stage in Preparing Quality Management Systems for Production of the PD-14 Fifth-Generation Aviation Engine

Perm/March 6, 2012 In February the Perm Engine Company conducted a pre-certification audit of its quality management systems (QMS) against the AS 9100C international air and space standard. The audit was conducted by an expert from the International Certifying Center BUREAU VERITAS Rus. It was part of the implementation of the decision based on passing the second and third milestones in the project to create the PD-14 family of aviation engines, the contract for delivery signed with the Irkut Corporation, and the decision by the United Engine Corporation about bringing QMS at all corporation companies up to this international standard.

During the course of the audit, the expert looked at the work in the company’s main divisions organizing and implementing QMS, as well as at production facilities. The audit report notes that PMZ’s QMS generally meet the standard, and recommends applying for the certification process after addressing several problematic QMS issues. PMZ was also recommended to finish developing and implementing the basic procedures ‘Configuration management’ and ‘Project management’, and implement the AS 9102 air and space standard ‘Requirements for first-piece inspection’.

Based on the results of the pre-certification audit, PMZ has determined the areas requiring further work to prepare for certification of QMS under the AS 9100C standard upon agreement with BUREAU VERITAS Rus, by June 2012.

Alexey Mikhalev, Managing Director of Perm Engine Company:

This audit was a chance for us to get an objective opinion about our work in organizing and perfecting our quality management systems. The fact that PMZ’s QMS were evaluated as generally complying with the AS 9100C international air and space standard demonstrates the effectiveness of our specialists and our company’s readiness to launch production of new, high-tech products — the PD-14 fifth generation aviation engine and gas turbine units based on it.

Perm Engine Company (PMZ) mass produces aviation engines for civil and military applications, as well as industrial gas turbine units for power stations and gas transportation.

PMZ is a part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies, founded in 2002. It is a part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (UEC).

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