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1997
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• Yu.V. Lastochkin was elected the general director of Rybinsk motors JSC. He headed the company for 12 years.

• The Rybinsk design engine-building bureau was integrated into Rybinsk motors JSC.

• Start of production of gas turbines of small-range and medium-range capacity for power generation and gas industries.

Photo: D49 gas turbine.


2000
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• Visit of Vladimir V. Putin, President of the Russian Federation to Rybinsk motors JSC.

• By decision of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense Rybinsk motors JSC was defined as the head company for design, series production and repair of all marine gas-turbine engines and their derivatives for the Russian Navy.

• Successful interdepartmental testing and obtainment of the certificate of conformity for the GTES-2.5 combined heat and power station.

Photo: GES-2.5 power plant.


2001
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• Amalgamation of Rybinsk motors JSC and A. Lyulka - Saturn JSC, foundation of NPO Saturn JSC.

• The program between NPO Saturn JSC and Gazprom JSC of long-term cooperation in supplies of gas-turbine equipment was signed.

Photo: GP-4R gas pumping unit.


2002
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• Obtainment of the certificate of type issued by the Aviation Register of • Interstate Aviation Committee for the VD-1500B turboprop engine.

• The 36, an engine for unmanned air-vehicles, successfully passed the state testing.

Photo: 36 small-sized turbofan engine.


2003
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• The SaM146 turbofan engine was chosen for the advanced RRJ Russian Regional Jet (now SSJ100) after winning the tender.

• Successful interdepartmental testing of the GTE-110 - the first Russian gas-turbine power generation plant rated at more than 100 W.

• The certificate of type issued by the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee for the RD-600V helicopter engine was obtained.

• The certificate of type issued by the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee for the D-30U-154 engine with low emission combustor was obtained.

• Successful interdepartmental testing and obtainment of the certificate of conformity for the GTA-6RM power generation unit.

Photo: SSJ100 regional jet.


2005
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• Opening of VolgAero JSC - a joint production venture between NPO Saturn and Snecma Moteurs.

• Opening of scientific and technical center of NPO Saturn in Saint Petersburg.

Photo: VolgAero JSC.


2006
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• Successful interdepartmental testing of the G-8R power generation unit.

• Manufacture and implementation of the first stage of bench testing of the SaM146 engine.

• Successful state bench testing of the first Russian 75RU marine gas-turbine engine.

Photo: SaM146 turbofan engine in test cell.


2007
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• Successful interdepartmental testing of the GP-6.3R and GP-10R gas-pumping units.

• RAO UES of Russia and NPO Saturn JSC signed an agreement for cooperation in wide application of the GTE-110 power plants in the Russian power generation and mastering of their series production.

• Roll out of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft powered by the SaM146 engines in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

Photo: GD-10R gas turbine.


2008
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• The SSJ100 aircraft performed its first test flight with the SaM146 engines.

• The first flight of the Su-35 multirole fighter powered by the 117S engines.

• Successful state bench testing of the Russian 70FRU marine gas-turbine engine.

• Decision made on integration of the company into United Engine Corporation Managing Company JSC (now UEC JSC).

Photo: 117S afterburning turbofan engine.








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