Site news 6.05.2013
May, 6th 2013, Rybinsk. – From 22 to 25 April 2013 NPO Saturn underwent its first EASA supervisory audit during which the auditors from the European Agency verified the observance by NPO Saturn of the EASA Part 21 requirements. The audit results confirmed compliance of the SaM146 engine production organization with the requirements of the European regulations. No deviations preventing the prolongation of the POA certificate were identified during the audit.
Speaking of the results of the audit, Sergey Antropov, NPO Saturn quality director noted: “The fact that we have been awarded the POA certificate obliges NPO Saturn to respect each and every rule of the EASA-certified production quality assurance system. As Saturn is steadily ramping up its production volume, this becomes an uneasy task, but as we can see from the demonstrated results, it is feasible.”
As a reminder, NPO Saturn was awarded the EASA Production Organization Approval (POA) certificate one year ago, on 12 April 2012. In accordance with the EASA requirements, the validity of the certificate is to be confirmed every year. Therefore, next supervisory audit will take place in one year from now.
Having secured the approval of its organization, governing serial production of the SaM146 engines, from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), NPO Saturn started working on the EASA certification of its SaM146 engine repair setup. This will allow to considerably expand the scope of services rendered by NPO Saturn with regard to aviation-related products. The first certification audit of the NPO Saturn SaM146 repair organization already took place in February this year.
Research and Production Association Saturn JSC is an engine-building company specialized in design, manufacture and after sales support of gas-turbine engines for military and civil aviation, the Navy boats and power-generation and gas-pumping installations. NPO Saturn JSC is a part of the United Engine Corporation Managing Company JSC.
United Engine Corporation Managing Company JSC is a subsidiary of the United Industrial Company OBORONPROM JSC. The Company integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in design and development, serial production and service support of gas-turbine machinery, as well as the key enterprises – the industry’s integral players. One of the UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies within the industry with introduction of the world-class new technology.
United Industrial Company OBORONPROM JSC is a diversified machine-building group of companies founded in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Key businesses: helicopter production (Russian Helicopters JSC), engine production (UEC) and other assets.