NPO Saturn receives EASA certificate for technical servicing and repair to the SaM146 engine

March 10, 2014 Rybinsk  On March 6, 2014 repair organization NPO Saturn received a European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) certificate. The certificate confirms the standards of NPO Saturns work meet the requirements of the European aviation regulations (part 145), as set by EASA for organizations carrying out technical servicing and repair (TS and R) on aviation technology.

According to the NPO Saturn director for quality Sergei Antropov, getting an EASA certificate for TS and R is an important event for Saturn. Beginning in 2010, NPO Saturn has travelled a difficult road to certification of mass production and technical servicing for the SaM146 engine for civil aviation in accordance with all Russian and European aviation regulations. The system of quality control at NPO Saturn is certified in Russia under AR MAK, FAVT, and in Europe under EASA. This is a good example of the potential of Russian specialists working in the Russian aviation industry.

As NPO Saturn managing director Ilya Fedorov noted, the EASA certificate allows us to significantly expand the area over which we can offer services on technical servicing of SaM146 engines installed on the Russian SSJ100 aircraft. Today NPO Saturn is the first and thus far only company in Russia to hold a full range of certification in Russia and in Europe on mass production and servicing and repair of civil aviation engines. This success for NPO Saturn is a success for the entire Russian aviation industry.

NPO Saturn is an engine-building company specializing in the development, production, and after-sales servicing of gas turbine engines for military and civilian aviation, the navy, and power generating and gas transportation facilities. It is a member of the All-Russian organization the Russian Industrialists Union, the Yaroslavl regional division of which is headed by NPO Saturn managing director I. N. Fedorov.

NPO Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation and is the head company of the Engines for Civil Aviation division, a UEC business unit established on 09.10.2012 and comprised of NPO Saturn, Aviadvigatel, PMZ, Metallist-PM, Energetik-PM, REMOS-PM, Motorservice-PM, and Zheleznedorozhnik-PM.

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  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 2012 turnover was 931 billion rubles, with net profit of 38.5 billion rubles. It paid a total of 109 billion rubles in taxes at all budget levels.

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