Aviation builders agree to jointly develop professional standards

Companies in the aviation industry have begun jointly developing industry professional standards. The conference organized by the Union of Aviation Producers was held at the headquarters of the United Engine Corporation on January 24, 2014.

The conference was attended by representatives of the largest companies in the aviation industry and related fields, including United Aviation Corporation, OBORONPROM, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Radioelectronic Technology, Tactical Rocket Weaponry Corporation, the Zhukov Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute, as well as the Moscow Aviation Institute, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

In the near future we propose to develop and implement several dozen professional standards for specialists working in various life cycles of planning, creating, and operating aircraft. The task will be to make it so that key companies in the field coordinate actions on developing such requirements, said the general director of the non-commercial partnership Union of Aviation Producers Yevgeniy Gorbunov.

New professional standards unify requirements for knowledge and skills for specialists among various professions in the aviation building industry and help improve professional training for staff, said UACs vice president for personnel Alla Vuchkovich at the meeting.

In addition to the standards themselves they will also develop a system of evaluating levels of professional preparation and recommendations on creating new educational programs. The qualification of staff, meeting professional standards, will be acknowledged by all companies belonging to the Union of Aviation Producers.

In this year Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized the need to develop unified requirements for specialists. Companies in a number of industries have already set to work on them.

Aviation building, along with the automobile industry and companies in the fuel and energy industry, will be in the top three industries, where the largest companies will agree upon unified requirements for professional knowledge and skills among employees, said Yuliya Khanzhina, deputy director of the Department for strategic development at the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Fedor Prokopov, taking part in the meeting, said that the RUIE would provide comprehensive organizational and methodological support for establishing and implementing new standards.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85% of the leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies  selectors of the industry. One of UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 8 holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent regions of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. Its 2011 turnover was 931 billion rubles. It paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all budget levels.