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.
As NPO Saturn’s general designer Yuriy Shmotin said, “the completed development of the upcoming small-size gas turbine engine is very important for the company. For the first time in Russia we are creating a full ‘electric’ gas turbine engine which is superior to existing analogues. The certificate of state bench testing was confirmed by the customer, which means that the engine is ready for delivery to mass production.”
The engine, based on requested proposals, had high requirements for external dimensions, weight, and parameters. Based on the need to meet these requirements the construction included a number of non-traditional solutions which required long and complicated design and experimentation work.
Today the company’s design firm has well-developed production and a modern testing facility, which allows it to carry out a full cycle of creating new types of products, from analytical work to preparing working prototypes and conducting certification testing.
In 2012 the NPO Saturn design firm was set up as the base for the United Engine Corporation design firm. This fact was the reason for the high competency of NPO Saturn specialists in the area of developing gas turbine engines for military, civil, and terrestrial applications. Over the past decade dozens of new NPO Saturn developments have received certificates or undergone SBT and flight tests.
As of today in just the design firm service of the chief designer there are more than 800 people, of which 10 are doctors of technical science, 40 are candidates of technical science, and more than 50 are graduate students. Thanks to the company’s active human resources policy aimed at attracting young specialists, about 40% of the specialists in the service are under 35. The average age is 42.
As a part of the expanded session of the state committee, commemorative symbols and awards for distinguished results in creating new technology were awarded to twenty employees of NPO Saturn.
NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specialising in developing, producing, and after sales service of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, naval vessels, and energy generation and gas transportation facilities. The company is a part of the national Russian Industrialists Union, in the Yaroslavl regional section, headed by NPO Saturn managing director I. N. Fedorov.
NPO Saturn is a part of the United Engine Corporation and is the head of the corporate division Engines for Civil Aviation, a business unit of UEC founded on 09.10.2012 and based on NPO Saturn, Aviadvigatel, PMZ, Metallist-PM, Energetik-PM, REMOS-PM, Motoservice-PM, and Zheleznedorozhnik-PM.
United Engine Corporation is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM. UEC includes more than 85% of the leading companies specialising in the development, mass production, and servicing of gas turbine technology, as well as key companies selectors of the industry. One of UEC’s priorities is the implementation of comprehensive programs to develop the industry with new technology that meets international standards.
OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of Rostech. Its primary areas of business are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine building (UEC), and other assets.
Rostech State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military application. It includes 663 organizations, which presently include eight holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in the civil industrial complex. Rostech organizations are spread across 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to more than 70 countries. Rostech’s turnover in 2012 was 931 billion rubles, its clear profit was 38.5 billion rubles. It contributed more than 109 billion rubles in taxes to all levels of the budget.
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