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28.08.2013

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.

A memorandum of understanding on creating a training center for the UEC civil aviation engine division based on educational establishments in the innovative regional cluster Gas Turbine Construction and Power Machine Construction in the Yaroslavl Region was signed by the cluster organiser and coordinator NPO Saturn represented by Ilya Fedorov, Managing Director, by the Safran corporate university represented by the head of the university Gilbert Fon, and by the Solovyev RGATU represented by rector Valery Poletaev with support from the Government of the Yaroslavl Region represented by the Governor of the Yaroslavl Region, Sergei Yastrebov.

The Safran Corporate University provided NPO Saturn with help in organizing educational courses.

The parties agree that their cooperation would be organized into two main directions:

  •  creating training courses based on best practice in the air and space industry, offered by Safran Corporate University on the subjects: “Managing projects in the air and space industry” and “Managing programs in the air and space industry” and “Lean −6 Sigma”

  • providing methodological support in the creation and development of a training center for continuous education and training of engineering and management staff for UEC’s civil engine division.

The agreement also envisages:

  • training, retraining, and qualification improvement for NPO Saturn specialists and those from other companies in the cluster and in UEC
  • development and implementation of innovative educational technologies, including distance learning, including on the basis of NPO Saturn’s training center
  • improving the quality of training and practical application of study for specialists to world-class levels as accepted at high-tech companies
  • creating a unified information system and database of resources to support learning and research processes
  • modernizing the main training centers of the cluster in accordance with modern requirements for training specialists at a high tech level.

The second agreement on creating study programs for the center for training engineering and management staff for UEC’s civil engine division on the basis of educational establishments of the innovative regional cluster Gas Turbine Construction and Power Machine Construction of the Yaroslavl Region was signed by cluster coordinator NPO Saturn represented by Ilya Fedorov, Managing Director , by MGCM University represented by president Anandi Roi and by Solovyev RGATU represented by rector Valery Poletaev with support from the Government of the Yaroslavl region represented by Governor of the Yaroslavl Region Sergei Yastrebov.

The agreement was signed with the aim of training specialists from cluster companies and companies that are part of UEC’s civil engine division on educational standards formed by the international non-profit educational organization APICS, implementing a program of standardization and certification of specialists in the area of operative production management.

The agreement on joint activity envisages:

  • creating a multi-level educational program in the area of operative production management, managing supply chains, and strategic production management
  • training, retraining, and qualification improvement for specialists from NPO Saturn and other cluster companies and other civil engine division companies
  • improving the quality of training and practical application of training for specialists according to world-class levels accepted by high-tech companies, with the best specialists doing international exchanges with leading air and space companies in Europe
  • creating a unified information system and database of resources for supporting the learning and research processes
  • supporting training of academic teaching staff and academic staff of the highest qualifications, organizing improving qualifications and holding practical training for the teaching staff of educational institutions at leading international companies in Russia and abroad.

Creating educational programs with the participation of leading international educational partners will allow the company to form regional competencies in the cluster area in the field of air and space production, at an international level.

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in development, production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, electrical generating and gas transport facilities, and military and civil marine vessels. Saturn is a part of the Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation.

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

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

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 17 holdings, 12 of which are in the military-industrial complex, and five — in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. It employs over 900,000 people, or about 2 % of Russian labour force. Its 2011 net profit was 45.6 billion rubles, and it paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.


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