On August 20, 2013, the 66 year-old Chief Designer of the United Engine Corporation Alexander Fedorovich Ivakh passed away.

Alexander Fedorovich Ivakh

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 companyĺs Chief Designer.

He was directly involved in developing and implementing design solutions that enabled the achievement of the unique level of reliability of the R95Sh and R195 engines for Su-25 aircraft.

His ideas and proposals found broad application in terrestrial gas turbine units, which are operating successfully in the Russian Federation, China, India, Iran, Poland, and other countries.

In his daily work as chief designer of UEC, Alexander Fedorovich made a huge personal contribution to preserving and developing the technical and personnel potential of engine building.

The world recognition of the modern domestic design school is personal achievement of Alexanderĺs Fedorovich.

He was the first person in modern Russian engine building to successfully establish broad cooperation between segmented design schools, which enabled implementation of promising projects in civil and military aviation.

He was directly involved in successful implementation of the concept to create a gas generator, significantly reducing technical risks, cost, and timescales for creating engines for civil aviation, as well as working on the design for the fifth generation frontline aviation engine.

The United Engine Corporation family mourns the untimely death of Alexander Fedorovich and would like to express the most sincere condolences to his friends and family. The passing of such a talented leader and patriot is a huge loss for the industry and the state, which he served to his last day.

Vladimir Artyakov, Chairman of UEC Board of Directors

Vladislav Masalov, UEC General Director

The UEC family

The memorial service for Alexander Fedorovich Ivakh will be held on August 21, 2013, at the Chaika Cultural Center located at 14 pr. Budennogo, Moscow (metro Semenovskaya), from 11:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.