The Center for Technological Competency for aluminum and titanium casting organized by UMPO plans to begin mass production in 2017. The center is currently preparing to receive new equipment which will increase output capacity to 600 tons of aluminium casting and 105 tons of titanium casting per year. This will fully meet the needs of the United Engine Corporation for cast parts. The unique technology will be located at UMPO’s casting facility, transferred this year to the center. Currently, rundown equipment is being dismantled, and the roof and lighting are being renovated.
Agreements on acquiring equipment are in the process of being concluded. It should be delivered by the middle of 2014 and installed by the end of 2015. In 2016 production will begin. At present the center is at the stage of state evaluation.
In order for the cast parts to match design specifications of next-generation aviation engines, the center is focussed on adopting innovative technologies, such as large thin-walled titanium casting, and casting blades out of intermetallic compounds. Plans include a stock-list of 1,500 titanium cast items and 1,000 aluminium cast items.
Ufa Engine Industrial Association (UMPO) is one of the largest producers of aviation engines in Russia. Its turnover in 2011 was 20,562 million rubles. Its primary areas of business are the 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 subsidiary of OBORONPROM handling engine-building assets. The association is part of the Russian Industrialists Union, the Bashkortostan regional section of which has been led by UMPO Managing Director A.V. Artyukhov since January 24, 2012.
Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UEC’s priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards