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NPO Saturn training center continues training production supervisors from different ODK companies
November, 24th 2011, Rybinsk. – NPO Saturn training center continues training production supervisors from different companies of United engine corporation. In August 2011 the center trained a group of foremen from Kuznetsov OJSC (Samara) and in November 2011 a group of foremen from UMPO OJSC (Ufa) successfully passed a training course on “Increasing the level of organization and management of a production area”.
The third PAK FA prototype powered by the NPO Saturn engines has performed its maiden flight
On November, 22nd 2011 the Komsomolsk-on-Amur-based Y.A. Gagarin aviation production association (KnAAPO) administered the first flight of the third experimental prototype of the prospective aviation complex of the fifth generation (PAK FA). The aircraft was piloted by Sergey Bogdan, an honored test-pilot of the Russian Federation and a Hero of Russia.
NPO SATURN IS CONSIDERED THE 2011 LEADER OF RUSSIA’S ENVIRONMENT-RELATED ACTIVITY
In November 2011 at the Kremlin Convention Palace in Moscow a convention of ecologists and a conference on the subject “The new priorities of national environmental policy in the real economy sector” took place.
The purpose of the convention and conference – consolidation of efforts of the state, the society and business structures in carrying out the tasks on stimulating the transition to ecologically-effective technologies, administering environmental action, introducing modern environmental standards and stimulating the transition to ecologically-effective technologies, liquidation of the accumulated environmental damage, maintaining a comfortable environment for the people to live in.
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin has congratulated the employees and the company’s veterans on the 95th anniversary of NPO Saturn
October, 20th 2011, Rybinsk. – The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin has congratulated the employees and the company’s veterans on the 95th anniversary of NPO Saturn.
NPO Saturn continues dynamic development of its production facilities
On October, 20th 2011 in the frame of celebrating the company’s 95th anniversary, the main site of NPO Saturn in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl Region) saw inauguration of several new modern production facilities and laying of the first stone at a new production shop construction site.
A working meeting between the representatives of Sukhoi, SCAC and PowerJet has taken place at NPO Saturn
On October, 13th NPO Saturn hosted a working meeting of the representatives of Sukhoi, SCAC and PowerJet with the participation of Igor Ozar, head of Sukhoi Design and Development Bureau, Vladimir Prisyazhnyuk, SCAC President and Jacques Desclaux, PowerJet President and CEO with the top-management of NPO Saturn.
The key subject of the meeting was the discussion of the items relevant to fulfilling the SaM146 delivery schedule in 2011. The parties reviewed the possibility of increasing the number of engines to be delivered in 2011 to meet the Sukhoi Superjet 100 customer delivery program.
During the working meeting the plans for 2012 were discussed as well as working assumptions of SCAC on selling its planes and the possibility of producing more engines to secure certification tests of the Sukhoi Superjet 100LR extended-range aircraft.
NPO Saturn has awarded its employees certificates of “Green Belt” and “Black Belt” of Lean Manufacturing
On October, 13th 2011 NPO Saturn hosted a working session of the Problem-solving committee ¹8À administered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation on the subject: “Different approaches and work results to improving the efficiency of the production system using Lean tools by the companies acting as suppliers of aerospace-related products”.
The representatives of Sukhoi Company, NAZ Sokol, VASO, Helicopters of Russia and MC ODK took part in exchanging hands-on experience acquired through implementation of Lean projects. At the beginning of the session a ceremony of bestowing the title “Green Belt” and “Black Belt” of Lean manufacturing to the NPO Saturn production development department team took place. The associated certificates were awarded by Ilya Fedrov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn has won the PROFAVIA contest in the field of occupational safety
October, 12th 2011, Rybinsk. – By the decision of the general committee of the Russian professional union of aviation industry workers (PROFAVIA), NPO Saturn OJSC is considered the winner of the contest in the category “The company having the best system of providing its employees with uniform, protection shoes and personal protective equipment”.
NPO Saturn has successfully completed design and development work on the new 8 megawatt dual-fuel marine gas-turbine engine
October, 10th 2011, Rybinsk. – NPO Saturn has completed the design and development phase working on the R&D government contract “Development of design technologies for a marine gas-turbine engine having a full life of up to 100 thousand hours and power of up to 8 megawatts (based on the 4th-generation gas-turbine engine developed on the government order) and a gas-turbine power unit based on the 8 megawatt marine (ship) gas-turbine engine.
Accumulated in-service operating time of the NPO Saturn GTD-6RM engines has reached its historic value - 1 000 000 hours
October, 7th 2011, Rybinsk. – Accumulated in-service operating time of the NPO Saturn GTD-6RM engines has reached its historic value - 1 000 000 hours.
In 2000 as a result of converting D-30KU/KP2 aircraft engines, NPO Saturn developed the GTD-6RM engine intended for operating as part of the GTA-6RM gas-turbine power unit having nominal rated power of 6 megawatts.
The GTD-6RM is manufactured using parts and sub-assemblies of the D-30KU/KP engines that have reached its designed life limits while meeting specified performance of the GTD-6RM engine allowing to maintain a competitive price of the finished product compared to competitor prices.
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