NK-33 engine has a successful start of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket
Today, December 28, at 16:30 Moscow Time from the military cosmodrome Plesetsk (Arkhangelsk region) was the first successful test start of the new light-weight rocket carrier the Soyuz-2-1v, equipped with an NK-33 engine made by Samara company Kuznetsov, a part of the United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of Rostech’s OBORONPROM). The rocket will deliver into orbit calibration spheres and a working model of the small space apparatus Aist.
Salyut finds the solution to the problem of creating blisk
Specialists and the state research center Federal State Unitary Enterprise the P.I. Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Engine Building (TsIAM) are the first to solve the problem of creating blisk turbines, reducing the mass of the construction by 30%.
ROSNANO, Inter RAO, NPO Saturn and TsIET have signed an investment agreement to create the GTD-110M
December 27, 2013, Rybinsk – Moscow hosted the signing of an investment agreement between Rosnano, Inter RAO, NPO Saturn and TsIET on an innovative project to create a high-capacity Russian gas turbine engine, the GTD-110M, using nanotechnology.
Saturn Gas Turbines has launched into operation a 24 mW power station for Tomskneft oil company
On December 26 at the Dvurechensky oil field of Tomskneft was the ceremonial launch of the GTES-24 24 mW gas turbine power station.
UEC and Turbomeca plan long-term cooperation
On Friday 20.12.2013 the United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of OBORONPROM, part of the Rostech Group) and the French company Turbomeca (Safran Group) signed an agreement on cooperation.
Innovative territorial cluster Gas Turbine and Power Plant Engineering: the decision was made to hold an international technological forum
December 23, 2013, Rybinsk In the course of a visit to NPO Saturn, representatives of the innovative territorial cluster Gas Turbine and Power Plant Engineering in the Yaroslavl region and representatives of the Saxony economy with participation from regional and municipal authorities, the decision was made to hold an international technological forum at the cluster, on March 17-19, 2014.
Saturn engines on board
December 20, 2013, Rybinsk On December 17, 2013, representatives from the high command of the Russian navy visited NPO Saturn.
Saturn Gas Turbines to deliver unique gas transportation units to Gazprom
Saturn Gas Turbines has won the tender for delivery of 16mW gas transportation units for the reconstruction of capacity at the Petrovsk compressor station, a part of the Gazprom transgaz Saratov system of gas pipelines.
The technical project for the engine for the AFAS created by the Engines for Military Aviation division has been defended
The technical project of the prospective engine (PE) second stage for the fifth-generation AFAS fighter jet (T-50) has successfully been taken up by the client committee (The Russian Ministry of Defence and the Sukhoi company).
NPO Saturn has been awarded a SBT certificate for its new upcoming product
December 12, 2013, Rybinsk – NPO Saturn has successfully completed design work on creating a new small-size gas turbine engine. The certificate of state bench testing for the upcoming engine was confirmed by the customer. The awarding of the certificate of SBT took place at NPO Saturn on December 12, 2013 at the expanded session of the state committee.
UEC holds a corporate forum on human resources
From November 28 to December 1 in Gelendzhik United Engine Corporation held its corporate forum on youth human resources entitled Engines of the Future.
Perm Engine Company: reclaiming territory
On December 9 Perm got a visit from general director of the United Engine Corporation Vladislav Masalov. He visited with the governor of the Perm region Viktor Basargin. The reason for the conversation was evaluating the organization of the new production capacity at the Perm Engine Company.
Aviadvigatel signed agreement on partnership with the Siberian department of the Russian Academy of Sciences
In November 2013 the Technoprom-2013 international forum was held in Novosibirsk. The goal of the event was to facilitate the transitioning of the Russian economy to a new technological pattern by creating a broad coalition between representatives of modern, high-tech businesses, scientific institutions, and the authorities, and attracting Russian and foreign investors. Among the important events of the forum was the signing of a memorandum of intention between the Siberian department of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SO RAN) and Aviadvigatel (Perm).
Saturn Gas Turbines to deliver GTUs to Gazprom Neft
Saturn Gas Turbines (a part of the United Engine Corporation) has won a competition held by Gazprom Neft Novy Port to select a supplier of gas turbine units for power-generation facilities at the Novoportovsky Oil and Gas Field.
Vladimir Putin holds meeting on developing aviation engine building at UEC company in St. Petersburg
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Klimov factory, part of Rostech United Engine Corporation (UEC). As part of the visit there was a meeting highlighting the potential for development of domestic aviation engine building.
The results of the 5th workshop to transform production systems are drawn up
On November 12-14, 2013, at Salyut Gas Turbine Building there was the 5th Corporate workshop to transform production systems (TPS). The event was organized by the department for development of production systems at UEC, together with the OBORONPROM Corporate University and Salyut’s department for development of production system.
Saturn Gas Turbines takes part in Power-GEN International
Saturn Gas Turbines has taken part in the international exhibition Power-GEN International. Power-GEN International is the largest power exhibition in the world, held in Orlando (USA), and this year marking its 25th anniversary. This year over 22,000 power professionals from more than 92 countries took part in the exhibition, where they learned about products and services from more than 1,400 exhibiting companies, including Alstom, Siemens, PW, Cummins, Kawasaki, MAN, PRATT & WHITNEY, AnsaldoEnergia, Exxon-Mobil, ABB, Wartsila, Brush, Toyota, and many others.
PS-90A has worked 11,000 hours
In November 2013 the aviation engine family PS-90A developed by OAO Aviadvigatel set new records.
Upcoming engines for military aviation will be tested in Lytkarino
The Ufa Engine Industrial Association – head of United Engine Corporation (ODK) division Engines for Military Aviation – will conduct testing on upcoming products at the Lytkarinsky Machine-building Plant stands.
Work has begun on certifying the PD-14 engine
At the end of October 2013 at Aviadvigatel, as a part of the certification of the PD-14 engine there was a stage of the mock-up of perspective Russian aviation engine for 21st century trunk aviation.
During its seven years on the market, Saturn Gas Turbines has increased production volumes ten-fold
8.11.2013 Saturn Gas Turbines (part of United Engine Corporation) has celebrated its birthday. Seven years ago the company entered the market for power generation and gas transportation units as an independent company.
Aviation Builders of the Year
Representatives from the United Engine Corporation (UEC) performed brilliantly at the annual Aviation Builder of the Year 2012 competition, held on October 31, 2013, in the International Trade Center.
NPO Saturn – participant in the seventh EU framework program
October 28, 2013, Rybinsk – In September 2013 in Brussels, Belgium, the European research project UMRIDA (Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics) got underway, part of the seventh framework program of the European Union. NPO Saturn OJSC is a fully-fledged participant in this project.
UMPO presents preliminary results of production system evaluation
On October 21-23, 2013, at UMPO JSC, there was the traditional evaluation of production systems, held annually at all United Engine Corporation companies.
Aviadvigatel at the Oil. Gas. Chemistry 2013 inter-regional exhibition
In October 2013, Aviadvigatel OJSC took part in the 15th inter-regional exhibition Oil. Gas. Chemistry, which was held at the exhibition center Perm Expo. Today this exhibition is justly considered one of the largest specialized projects in the Volga and Ural Federal Districts.
JSC Saturn-Gas Turbines to deliver four gas turbine units to Gazpromneft-Vostok
22.10.2013 Saturn-Gas Turbines (part of United Engine Corporation) has signed a contract with OOO Gazpromneft-Vostok for the delivery of four GTA-6RM container-type units of 6 MW capacity.
Results of the Rostec conference on lean production
On October 17-18, 2013, at the head company of the UEC Engines for Military Aviation Division, Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UMPO), there was the All-Russian conference on sharing experiences on optimizing production systems and distributing best practice in using lean production tools.
NPO Saturn specialists included in the winners of the annual regional competition Engineer of the Year 2013
October 11, 2013, Rybinsk – Under the program Day of Industry of the Yaroslavl region, held of October 10 in Yaroslavl, the annual regional conference of engineers held the awards ceremony for the winners of the Engineer of the Year 2013 competition.
Saturn Gas Turbines has begun delivering two GPA-5.5 (5.5 mW) gas transportation units, made in cooperation with American company Solar Turbines
08.10.2013, Rybinsk. Saturn Gas Turbines (a part of United Engine Corporation) has begun delivery of two GPA 5.5 gas transportation units each of 5.5 mW capacity, created on the basis of the industrial Taurus 60 gas turbine made by American company Solar Turbines.
Information about the renaming of UEC
On September 27, 2013, the open joint-stock company United Engine Corporation Management Company (UEC MC), was legally renamed to open-joint-stock company United Engine Corporation (UEC).
American Petroleum Institute confirms that Saturn Gas Turbines quality management systems meet international API Speq Q1 standards
02.10.2013, Rybinsk. Saturn Gas Turbines (a part of the United Engine Corporation) has successfully passed the first stage of an audit by the American Petroleum Institute on meeting the API Speq Q1 standards.
Perm Engine Company setting up lean production
Perm Engine Company has undergone an audit of its production system. The head of the audit group, deputy managing director for development of production systems at NPO Saturn, Ilya Pautov, said that at present out of 10 companies within the United Engine Corporation (UEC), there are four leaders in the development of production systems (DPS) – Ufa Engine Industrial Association, Perm Engine Company, NPO Saturn, and Saturn Gas Turbines.
NPO Saturn confirms its environmental management systems are in line with international standards
September 30, 2013, Rybinsk -  NPO Saturn has undergone its first inspection audit of its systems of environmental management to ensure compliance with ISO 14001:2004 standards. A year ago on October 25, 2012, the company received DQS and IQNet certificates, international recognition in environmental management, and now based on the results of the work conducted on September 26-27 2013 by auditors from DEKUES, the company has confirmed that it can manage its obligations to reduce harmful emissions to the surrounding environment.
Saturn Gas Turbine units provide continuous gas provision to the Kaliningrad region
24.09.2013, Rybinsk. Yesterday in the Kaliningrad region there was a ceremony dedicated to operational launch of the first section of the Kaliningrad underground gas reservoir.
Russia-made NK-33 LRE provided the success of the second Antares launch
September 18th at 18:58 Moscow time US medium class LV Antares left the start pad of MARS launch site at Wallops Island for the second in a row successful flight. This time Antares will orbit real payload, Cygnus transport vehicle, which will deliver cargo to ISS.
UEC to acquire management of four aviation repair plants
The United Engine Corporation (UEC) have been approved by the Federal Anti-monopoly Service of Russia to take on the functions of sole executive for four aviation repair plants (ARP) belonging to the Russian Ministry of Defence.
Perm Engine Company: annual plan in 8 months
The Perm Engine Company has fulfilled its planned efficiency work in eight months. Since the beginning of the year, savings from the implemented efficiency proposals have amounted to 90.5 million rubles, while planned savings for the entire year of 2013 were 90 million rubles.
Aviadvigatel fulfils its obligations on time
In September 2013 Aviadvigatel assembled and delivered another GTPP Ural-6000 gas turbine power station for the Irkutsk Oil Company.
The rocket launcher with NK-33/AJ26 engines is preparing for a new launch
The American mid-weight Antares rocket with NK-33/AJ26 engines is scheduled for launch on September 18, 2013. Specialists from Kuznetsov are at this moment at the NASA launch facility (Virginia, USA).
Gas piston unit made by Saturn Gas Turbines has successfully undergone inter-agency tests
29.08.2013, Rybinsk. On August 29 the RGPEU-2.0 2 mW gas piston power unit to supply the Nadymsky line production management of main pipelines of Gazprom Transgas Yugorsk successfully passed the first stage of inter-agency testing.
New agreement for NPO Saturn at MAKS 2013
August 29, 2013, Rybinsk. On August 28, 2013 at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, an agreement was signed on mutual cooperation within the framework of the innovative regional cluster Gas Turbine Construction and Power Machine Construction of the Yaroslavl Region between cluster coordinator NPO Saturn and the ASIS AeroSpace Initiative Saxony and VEMAS engine building.
NPO Saturn at MAKS 2013: signing international agreements to create educational programs for companies in the regional Gas Turbine Construction and Power Machine Construction cluster in the Yaroslavl region
August 27, 2013, Rybinsk. On August 27, 2013, at the International Youth Forum “The Future of Aviation and Space for Russian Youth” at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013, international agreements were signed on creating educational programs for companies in the regional Gas Turbine Construction and Power Machine Construction cluster in the Yaroslavl Region.
Siemens and UEC announce strategic partnership
Today at the 11th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013, the United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Siemens signed a corporate agreement on long-term strategic partnership. This agreement is the next important step in the development of cooperation between the companies, following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2013. It is aimed at implementing policies of technological modernization of production with the goal of creating high-tech products with a high degree of added value.
Aviadvigatel youth at MAKS 2013
On August 27, 2013, the youth delegation from Aviadvigatel will go to the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon, which will be held in Zhukovsky, the Moscow Region on August 27-September 1. The delegation includes 2013 graduates who have been hired at Aviadvigatel, and the best work experience students from the PNIPU air and space department. A total of 50 people are going to Moscow.
Program of delivering engines for the Il-76MD-90A begins at MAKS
On the opening day of the International Aviation and Space Salon at the United Engine Corporation chalet, a contract was signed between the Perm Engine Company and UAC Transport Aircraft for delivery of four PS-90A-76 engines for the upcoming Il-78M-90A aerial tanker. A certificate was also presented for the transfer of four PS-90A-76 engines for the Il-76MD-90A under the contract with the Russian Ministry of Defence, and the Act of Receipt-transfer for these engines was signed.
NPO Saturn and Nanotechnology Centre of Composites create joint company to produce composite parts for aviation engines
August 28, 2013, Zhukovsky – NPO Saturn, part of UEC, and Nanotechnology Centre of Composites, part of the Composite holding, will create a joint company which will concentrate on innovative technologies for production and research of parts for gas turbine engines (GTE) made from polymer composite materials (PCM).
NPO Saturn at MAKS 2013: signing an agreement on cooperation between Russian air and space clusters and creating a Eurasian partnership of aviation and space clusters
August 28, 2013, Rybinsk. On August 27, 2013 at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, an agreement was signed on cooperation between Russian air and space clusters and to create a Eurasian partnership of aviation and space clusters between
UEC to provide technical servicing and overhaul repair on Turbomeca engines
On the first day of MAKS 2013, the United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostech State Corporation) and French company Turbomeca (Safran Group) have signed a contract arranging technical servicing and repair and overhaul work on Arrius 2G1 and Ardiden 3G helicopter engines in Russia.
UEC and VTB – strategic partners
The United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostech State Corporation) and VTB Bank have signed an agreement on strategic partnership, at 2013 MAKS International Air and Space Salon.
UEC presents new developments at MAKS 2013
The United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostech State Corporation ) is taking part in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013, to be held at the aerodrome of the Gromov central testing facility. As part of the exhibition, UEC will be showing examples of both new high-tech products, and engines which have already proven themselves in operation. The corporation’s exhibition will as usual be on display in Pavilion C3.
Representatives from Nuclear Energy State Corporation Rosatom visit NPO Saturn
On August 22, 2013 representatives from the State Nuclear Energy State Corporation Rosatom visited NPO Saturn. The goal of the visit was to study the experience of implementing ‘lean production’ at NPO Saturn and to share the best practice in the areas of production systems development.
On August 20, 2013, the 66 year-old Chief Designer of the United Engine Corporation Alexander Fedorovich Ivakh passed away.
For more than 40 years, A.F. Ivakh worked to establish domestic engine building. Alexander Fedorovich began his working career at Motor in 1971, and rose from his first post of Design Engineer to become the company’s Chief Designer.
Management of the Engines for Civil Aviation division examines work on intra-division cooperation and outsourcing
August 14, 2013, Rybinsk – Issues of intra-division cooperation and outsourcing were examined at the August meeting of the management of the Engines for Civil Aviation division (ECAD) of UEC. The meeting took place in Moscow under chairmanship of Ilya Fedorov, Managing Director of NPO Saturn and head of ECAD. The meeting was attended by Sergei Popov, Managing Director of PMZ and Deputy Head of ECAD, Alexander Inozemtsev, Managing Director of Aviadvigatel, and other members of division management.
Kuznetsov increases revenue and cuts losses
According to the results for the first six months of 2013, Kuznetsov (part of the United Engine Corporation) took in 3.291 billion rubles. This is up 37 % compared to the same period of the previous year, when the same indicator was 2.402 billion rubles.
UEC to deliver 3,000 tons of equipment to the Bovanenkovskoye oil and gas condensate field
August 12, 2013. Saturn Gas Turbines has begun delivery of GTN-16 16 kW gas transportation units.
Saturn Gas Turbines specialists begin pre-commissioning work on two GTA-6RM units for the GTPP-24 at the Yaraktinskoye oil field
On August 08, 2013 Saturn Gas Turbines has completed installation of two GTA-6RM units for the Yaraktinskoye oil field and begun pre-commissioning work.
New record for the PS-90A aviation engine
In July 2013 the leading PS-90A aviation engine (number 3290017) developed by Aviadvigatel exceeded the 40,000 hour threshold over the course of operation. This is currently a record – no other modern Russian aviation engine has as many flight hours.
In six months UMPO’s rationalizers have saved the company 14.7 million rubles
Over the past half a year, rationalization proposals from Ufa Engine Industrial Association employees have brought the company 14.7 million rubles in savings. There were 1,763 proposals from all parts of the company, and 707 of them have already been implemented in production. To compare: last year in the same period there were 1,476 proposals, so the numbers are up.
Confirming reliability: another PS-90A engine has worked more than 10,000 hours without repair
On July 22, 2013, the working life of a PS-90A engine on one of the Tu-204-300 airplanes belonging to Vladivostok Avia reached more than 10,000 hours without repair, and the engine continues in operation. This is the second engine from the PS-90A fleet to exceed 10,000 hours of flight time.
Perm GTUs: 15 million hours for Russian power
As of July 20, 2013, gas turbine units (GTUs) made by the Perm Engine Company have worked 15 million hours.
NPO Saturn holds its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
On July 22, 2013, NPO Saturn held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in Rybinsk.
The Meeting of NPO Saturn shareholders confirmed the annual report and the annual financial accounts, including the company’s profit and loss statement, as well as the breakdown of profits and losses based on the results of the 2012 financial year. The shareholders made the decision not to pay dividends on 2012 results.
A worthy Pavel Solovyev prize
In July 2013 Aviadvigatel announced the results of the traditional competition for the Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyev prize.
UAC and UEC sign contract for delivery of PS-90A76 engines for Il-76MD-90A aircraft
The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and the United Engine Corporation (UEC), part of state corporation Rostech, have signed a contract for delivery of PS-90A76 engines for the Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) aircraft.
As of July 3 units produced by UEC Saturn Gas Turbines had worked a total of more than 2,000,000 hours!
On July 3, 2013, the management of installation, launch, and service for Saturn Gas Turbines announced that units made by the company had in total achieved the 2 million hours mark. The total figure is monitored by the Centre for Customer Support, and data are updated daily.
The 4th corporate workshop on transforming production systems: winning the Perm Engine Company problem
UEC held its fourth corporate workshop on transforming production systems (Lean workshop) on June 26-28, 2013. The event was organized by UEC’s department for the development of production systems, together with the OBORONPROM Corporate University and Perm Engine Company (Perm).
UEC takes part in the Maritime Defence show in St. Petersburg
The United Engine Corporation will show its products at the International Maritime Defence Show 2013 (IMDS) in St. Petersburg, July 3-7, 2013.
Engine builders receive Presidential Program Diplomas
On June 28 the administration of the Perm Region hosted an awards ceremony for the graduates of the Presidential program to prepare management staff to organize the national economy of the Russian Federation.
UEC at the OIL and GAS 2013 exhibition
June 25-28 2013 the United Engine Corporation presented its products at the large international exhibition of the oil and gas industry, OIL and GAS 2013.
Saturn Gas Turbine’s management quality system confirmed to match international standards
The Moscow office of Bureau Veritas Certification Rus hosted the ceremony to award certificates of compliance for Saturn Gas Turbines’ integrated management system under the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards and the GOST ISO 9001-2011 national standard.
Perm engine-builders hold their traditional youth camping rally
The field of the Arkhiereik District hosted the traditional youth rally camp of the Perm engine-building industry. Several hundred employees from the Perm Engine Company, Reduktur-PM, Metallist-PM, and Instrumentalny Zavod-PM, as well as rally guests, representatives from Saturn in Rybinsk, and the Perm Research-Production Tool-making Company demonstrated their skills and team spirit in three days of sporting events, as well as experienced camper skills such as competitions with the knife and the axe, know-how, and artistry in intellectual and creative pursuits.
“Tech Breakthrough” for Engineers of the Future
Salyut for the third time is organizing the annual youth technical forum TechBREAKTHROUGH, which will be held June 26-28 at the company.
UEC takes part in the traditional youth rally camp in Perm
The field of the Arkhiereik District hosted the traditional youth rally camp of the Perm engine-building industry.
Saturn Gas Turbines announced targeted selection of students
June 17, 2013 Saturn Gas Turbines and the Ivanovo Power University named after Lenin signed an agreement on targeted contractual preparation of students in the fields of Electrical power and technology and Electrical machine-building.
UEC to show civil aviation engines in Paris
The United Engine Corporation will show its developments in civil aviation engine building at the international air and space salon, the Paris Air Show 2013.
Saturn Gas Turbines wins 11 medals at the Rostech – Russian Corporate Games summer competition
June 9-12, 2013 at the Luzhniki Olympic complex in Moscow, the summer competition Rostech – Russian Corporate Games was held – the largest Russian mass sports events. The Saturn Gas Turbines team had brilliant results, winning 11 medals in a variety of disciplines.
Aviadvigatel Expands the Borders of Its Lifetime Servicing
In May 2013, Aviadvigatel and Lukoil Perm signed a long-term partnership agreement that envisages repair and technical servicing of four Ural-4000 power stations at the Ilyichevskoye oil and gas field.
NPO Saturn Science-Technical Committee determines list of critical technologies to ensure competitiveness for the future
June 13, 2013, Rybinsk – The main output of the science-technical committee founded by NPO Saturn just over a year ago, in May 2012, has been to create a list of critical technologies, the development and implementation of which are essential to ensure the company’s competitiveness and ability to attain a leading position in the future.
Denis Manturov, the Minister for Industry and Trade visits UEC’s Perm companies
Today Denis Manturov, the Russian Minister for Industry and Trade on his working visit to the Perm Krai, visited United Engine Corporation companies Perm Engine Company and Aviadvigatel.
UEC takes part in the Caspian Oil & Gas 2013 exhibition
Saturn Gas Turbines took part in the Caspian Oil & Gas 2013 international exhibition, held in Baku on June 4-7.
NK-33A engine proves its reliability
On Monday, June 3, at the Scientific Testing Center of the Space Rocket Industry (Peresvet, Moscow Region), the fired stand tests of the block of the first phase of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket took place.
On Monday, June 3, at the Scientific Testing Center of the Space Rocket Industry (Peresvet, Moscow Region), the fired stand tests of the block of the first phase of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket took place.
On Monday, June 3, at the Scientific Testing Center of the Space Rocket Industry (Peresvet, Moscow Region), the fired stand tests of the block of the first phase of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket took place.
UEC and Siemens agree on cooperation
Today the United Engine Corporation and Siemens signed an agreement on cooperation. The document envisages development of cooperation in power and industrial programs.
10 years since production of gas turbine power stations began in Rybinsk
On May 30, 2003 the act for state acceptance tests on the 12 mW gas turbine electric power stations (GTPP-12) was signed in Naryan-Mar. This project was the beginning of GTPP production in Rybinsk and was an important launching point for Saturn Gas Turbines.
UEC specialists take part in the Engineers of the Future Forum
300 participants from across Russia came on May 26 to the Zvezdny Sports Complex at the Ufa Engine Industrial Association.
Aviadvigatel Prepares for Certification of the PD-14
The aviation register of the Interstate Aviation Committee has received Aviadvigatel’s application for certification of the PD-14 engine.
NPO Saturn Information Technologies Director presents the company’s method of strategic management of corporate IT development at the European summit of IT directors
More than 100 heads of IT departments from European companies and government organisations gathered this spring in Vienna to discuss the hot topics in the development of information technologies and management at a summit organized by IDC, a leading supplier of information and consulting services.
NPO Saturn holds a competition of professional skills for automated machine operators
May 20, 2012, Rybinsk – The competition of professional skills for workers, production managers, masters, and engineers at NPO Saturn has become a treasured tradition.
UEC shows new developments at HeliRussia 2013
The United Engine Corporation (UEC) is taking part in the HeliRussia 2013 international exhibition of the helicopter industry, where it is presenting new products.
On May 15, 2013, UEC held an open tender to select the auditor for its mandatory annual audit for 2013.
Based on the results of the tender, the FIRST NUMBER was assigned to the application by Delovoi Profile, and the SECOND NUMBER was assigned to the application by Interkom-audit.
Saturn Gas Turbines takes part in the Oil and Gas Uzbekistan OGU conference and exhibition
UEC’s exhibition stand was mentioned by the event organizers as the best, and won first prize in the event this year. The original and functional design, rich informational content, use of multimedia technology, and equipment models attracted the attention of all exhibition participants and visitors.
UMPO’s Center for Technological Competency for aluminium and titanium casting plans to begin mass production in 2017
The Center for Technological Competency for aluminum and titanium casting organized by UMPO plans to begin mass production in 2017.
Saturn Gas Turbine specialists begin installation and commissioning work on GTPP-24 for the Yaraktinskoye Oil Field
Saturn Gas Turbines has fulfilled its deliveries of four GTU-6RM units to the city of Ust-Kut (Irkutsk Region) for the own needs of the Yaraktinskoye oil field.
UEC Board of Directors headed by Vladimir Artyakov, Rostech General Director
The Board of Directors of United Engine Corporation (UEC), part of the Rostech State Corporation, has chosen Vladimir Artyakov for its Chairman. In this post, he will be responsible for implementing UEC strategy to strengthen the Company’s position on the Russian market and bringing it into the top five world leaders in aviation engine building, as well as preparing for UEC’s IPO.
Aviadvigatel Gas Turbine Power Station for Lukoil Perm
A Ural-4000 gas turbine power station developed by Aviadvigatel was launched at Lukoil Perm’s Ilyichevskoye oil field.
NPO Saturn successfully passes first oversight audit by EASA on SaM146 engine production
May 06, 2013, Rybinsk – Between April 22 and 25, 2013, NPO Saturn successfully passed its first EASA oversight audit, in which auditors from the European agency checked Saturn’s compliance with the EASA part 21 standards.
The prospective gas generator made using NPO Saturn’s Rybinsk design bureau’s 77 development will enable the creation of a new family of aviation and industrial application engines, meeting all requirements of next-generation engines
April 29, 2013, Rybinsk – The new innovative development from NPO Saturn – the E70/8RD industrial dual-fuel GTE for marine use – was demonstrated at the end of April as part of the UEC scientific-technical council on matters of reliability, operation, and potential applications for 2.5-10 mW gas turbine engines, which was held in Rybinsk.
Cooperation Expands Between Aviadvigatel Designers and Novosibirsk Academics
Aviadvigatel hosted a delegation from the Novosibirsk Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ITAM SB RAS).
NPO Saturn representatives take part in Youth in Science Inter-Institute Student Scientific and Technical Conference
April 26, 2013, Rybinsk – Representatives from NPO Saturn took part in Youth in Science Inter-Institute Student Scientific and Technical Conference.
Saturn Gas Turbines undergoes certification on API standards
Saturn Gas Turbines has been included into a list of applicants to undergo an audit and receive certification under the management quality system pursuant to the API (American Petroleum Institute) Spec Q1 requirements.
NPO Saturn participates in the scientific-technical council within United Engine Corporation’s ‘Power and Industrial Programs’ division, together with Gazprom
April 25, 2013, Rybinsk – Today was the final day for the scientific-technical council on issues of reliability, operational conditions, and prospects for applications for gas turbine engines of 2.5 – 10 mW capacity, which was held on April 24-25, 2013, in Rybinsk, by UEC at NPO Saturn and Saturn Gas Turbines with participation from Perm Engine Company, Aviadvigatel, and Gazprom along with gas transportation companies.
Russian NK-33/AJ26 engine carries the American Antares rocket into its planned orbit
This past night saw the first experimental flight of the American medium-class Antares rocket, intended to deliver freight to the International Space Station. The rocket is equipped with NK-33/AJ26 engines, developed and manufactured by the Samara Company Kuznetsov, part of Rostech subsidiary United Engine Corporation (UEC).
Launch of the Antares rocket postponed for additional checks of the support system for the 2nd booster stage
The launch of the Antares rocket has, according to preliminary information, been postponed until Friday, April 19. The reason for the postponement is the need to run additional checks on the support system for the second booster stage of the rocket. There was no comment on the first stage of the Antares rocket, which includes an NK-33/AJ26 engine, developed in Russia and modified by the American engine-building company Aerojet.
The Antares rocket with Russian engines is preparing for its first flight
Tonight will see the first test flight of the American medium-class Antares rocket, launching from the NASA space center (Virginia, USA). The first stage of the rocket has NK-33/AJ26 engines, developed and manufactured in Russia. The NASA website will show a direct broadcast of the launch.
Saturn Gas Turbines – best in the region
Saturn Gas Turbines has won the annual regional competition Yaroslavl Business Elite — 2013.
Saturn Gas Turbines holds its first suppliers’ conference
Saturn Gas Turbines held a conference for suppliers, the first such format event within the United Engine Corporation.
NPO Saturn holds the first competition for prize in programmed design management
April 10, 2013, Rybinsk. At an expanded operational meeting, NPO Saturn in Rybinsk held the awards for the winners of a competition for a prize in programmed design management.
New head named for UEC’s Samara Company
Today Nikolai Yakushin took up his post as new Managing Director of Kuznetsov JSC, replacing Yury Eliseev.
Saturn’s professional training program named among the best corporate practices in education and training
Saturn’s Professional Training program developed by the director of personnel and successfully implemented at NPO Saturn’s Training Center has been rated highly by leaders in the business community and by A. N. Shokhin, president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and has been called one of the best corporate practices in education and training.
Saturn Gas Turbines takes part in the 1st Forum and Exhibition ‘Own Generation on Site’
The 1st Forum and Exhibition ‘Own Generation on Site’ was held on March 28-29, 2013, at the exhibition center in Rybinsk. The event was relevant in the context of the trend in the country’s energy and industrial sectors towards increased energy efficiency, lowering expenses, and increased reliability of provision.
UEC’s Perm companies name new leaders
On January 29 general director of the United Engine Corporation Management Company Vladislav Masalov presented Perm Engine Company with its new managing director — Sergey Popov, previously head of Perm-based STAR. Sergey Ostapenko, STAR chief designer, will take over Popov’s role at that company.
Irkutsk Oil Company trusts Aviadvigatel
The Ural-6000 GTPP successfully passed all tests, offering a nominal capacity of 6 mW, and was accepted by the client in December 2012.
Perm Engine Company fulfils all obligations to its strategic partners
Perm Engine Company has announced its preliminary results for 2012.
UEC changes the management system of its ‘civil’ division
Aviadvigatel and Perm Engine Company (PMZ) will now be managed by NPO Saturn, part of the United Engine Corporation (UEC).
Perm Engine Company names best employees of 2012
The Perm Engine Company has totted up its results for 2012 and named the best employees, whose professionalism, responsibility, high personal potential, and dedication to the job and the team made a significant contribution to solving the production tasks the company faced in 2012.
More than 1,400 – the total capacity of PMZ’s educational center for customer support in 2012
More than 400 certificates of completed training were issued by the center for aviation subjects.
PMZ customer support specialists avoid early engine replacement and improve operational efficiency
In the final two months of 2012, specialists from the customer support team at PMZ carried out work to reinstate air worthiness of PS-90A aviation engines of various modifications in operation at airlines’ premises.

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