NPO Saturn took part in the 12th international salon Engines 2012

April 20, 2012, Rybinsk — NPO Saturn has taken part in the Twelfth International Salon Engines 2012, finishing up today at the All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow.

The international salon ‘Engines’ is a chance to show off achievements in engine-building, and to hold meetings, negotiations, and discussions on topical issues.

As part of the exhibition, Oboronprom, the United Engine Corporation, and Saturn presented a number of developments, among which the most interesting was the SaM146 dual-chamber turbo-ventilated civil aviation engine, created by a joint venture with French company Snecma for application in regional-long-haul, next-generation aircraft.

It should be noted that prior to the exhibition, on April 12, 2012, the developments of the SaM146 program were acknowledged as a historic event. Saturn became the first Russian company to earn a production organization certificate from EASA to start making civil aviation engines. This fact puts Saturn on par with leading international gas turbine technology producers.

As part of the 12th international salon Engines 2012, Saturn leadership held a number of meetings and negotiations with key suppliers and customers. Discussing current issues facing partnership relations and finding common ground allows the company to confidently develop agreements in the future.

The Engines salon organizers usually invite not only well-established figures, but also young academics and industry specialists to take part in the scientific-technical conference on engine-building. This year the conference program included some 200 presentations by members of Saturn’s general design bureau. Saturn participants in the symposium are sure that the subjects on which they presented are important for long-term development of Russian engine-building.

Saturn representatives also fared well at the International Youth Forum ‘Future Aviation for Young Russia’, also held as part of the Engines 2012 salon. Young specialists from Saturn’s design bureau who presented reports — ArtyomKorotygin, SergeyBargov, and Kirill Pyatunin — received winners’ medals and gifts for first place among forum participants in the ‘Graduate Student’ category.

In summarizing the results of young specialists from the company participating in the forums, Saturn general designer Yuri Shmotin noted, “We can’t rule out that one of them could turn out to be well-known not only among Russian engine-builders, but abroad.”

NPO Saturnis an engine-building company specializing in the development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, military and civil marine vessels as well as for electrical generating and gas transport facilities. 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.