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NPO Saturn shares its experience related to creating a quality assurance system with other companies in the Civil Engines Division
From 24 to 26 November NPO Saturn welcomed a group of delegates from Perm Motor Plant and ZAO Metallist-PM visiting the company on the items of certification and product quality assurance.
Sergey Antropov, NPO Saturn quality director gave a high appraisal to the outcome of the meeting between the quality managers from the two companies: “The companies in the Russian aircraft engine building industry demonstrate good potential, however, to make deliveries of serially-produced civil engines to foreign customers a reality, an approval of the quality assurance system granted by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) is needed. Saturn is already EASA-certified and is authorized to deliver its engines to the Western countries. Understanding that the PD-14 engine is considered one of the prioritized projects for the development of Russia’s civil aviation, we thereby transfer our experience and practical knowledge to our Perm partners all being in the same civil engines division. We are fully open and demonstrate to our colleagues the procedures which are not in application anywhere else in Russia. The meetings dedicated to quality issues within the division will be taking place on a regular basis. We have already included in our plans the work on the integration of the supplier quality requirements applicable for both our companies. Solving this task would help optimize the companies’ costs. We have demonstrated the ability to work well together on the quality-related issues within the UEC’s civil engines division.”
Representatives of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries visited NPO Saturn
November 26, 2013, Rybinsk. - On 25 November 2013 the head of the Russian branch of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Mr. Miura Bunta paid NPO Saturn a visit. The aim of his visit was to review the ongoing collaboration program, get familiar with the ways of the company’s further development and search for new project opportunities.
The first deliveries of the Mitsubishi equipment to NPO Saturn started back in 2006. Thus the visit of Japanese partners came as a re-discovery of the Rybinsk-based company during which the guests visited the production facilities of NPO Saturn and of its affiliated tooling manufacturing plants - ZAO NIR and ZAO SatIZ, that conjointly implement engineering projects through providing services in relation with comprehensive production engineering.
NPO Saturn and RGATU presented a solution for visualizing engineering data at the SC-13 international supercomputer exhibition held in Denver, USA
November 26, 2013, Rybinsk. - NPO Saturn and the P.A. Solovyev Rybinsk State Aviation Technological University (RGATU) presented their very own solution that allows managing the presentation of engineering data at the main event of the supercomputer industry - the SC international exhibition which was held in Denver, USA from 18 to 21 November 2013.
Vice prime-minister of the RF Dmitriy Rogozin visited NPO Saturn
November 20, 2013, Rybinsk. - Today deputy chairman of the Government of the RF Dmitriy Rogozin, deputy minister of industry and commerce of the RF Yuriy Slyusar, UEC chief executive office Vladislav Masalov, first deputy chairman of the military-industrial complex under the Government of the RF Ivan Kharchenko, a member of the military-industrial complex under the Government of the RF Mikhail Kashtan and head of the Division for the armament and aerospace products of the Department of provisioning of the State defense order under the Ministry of Defense of the RF Andrey Elchaninov visited NPO Saturn.
The government delegation was demonstrated the company’s actively growing production and R&D base as well as the newly constructed production and test facilities funded through the federal target programs and technical re-equipment programs. Later a meeting with NPO Saturn’s senior management led by Ilya Federov, the company’s CEO took place.
The winners of the “Best young employee of NPO Saturn in 2013”competition have been named
November 6, 2013, Rybinsk. – The winners of the “Best young employee of NPO Saturn in 2013” competition have been defined. The final round of the contest took place during the first week of November.
This year 49 young engineers representing both Saturn and its affiliate ZAO SatIZ took part in the competition. Following the results of the preliminary round taking place on 23 October at the RGATU (the Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University) and comprising the evaluation of knowledge of the company’s collective agreement, an IQ test and questions on the physics- and math-related subjects, 16 best contestants were pinpointed, the participants in the competition’s final round.
The composite authors representing NPO Saturn’s technical direction have been awarded diplomas of the “Aerospace engineer of the year” competition
November 5, 2013, Rybinsk. – At the Moscow-based International trade center an awards ceremony took place celebrating the winners and runner-up’s of the “Aerospace engineer 2013” competition founded by the non-government partnership of the Union of Aerospace Engineers, the United Aircraft Corporation, the United Engine Corporation, the Russian Helicopters and the NOVIKOBANK joint-stock commercial bank. Following the results of the evaluation administered by an expert commission, the composite authors representing the technical direction of NPO Saturn were awarded diplomas for the development of low-pressure and high-pressure compressors for the prospective gas turbine engines.
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