Site news 27.06.2013
The Rybinsk-based P.A. Solovyev Aviation Technical University has begun implementing the President’s program for improving the qualification level of the engineering cadre in the period of 2012-2014 approved by the decree of the president of the Russian Federation ¹ 594 as of May 7, 2012 with regard to the NPO Saturn’s prioritized fields of interest: “Quality management in efficient machine building”, “Power-saving technologies”, “Modern technologies of fabrication, assembly and tests of gas turbine engines and gas turbine units”.
On June 24, 2013 P.A. Solovyev Rybinsk State Technical Aviation University (RGATU) launched a training course “Quality management in mechanical engineering” for the NPO Saturn employees. The training curriculum consists of three phases: theoretical part with a subsequent presentation of a graduate work at RGATU, an internship program in Russia’s leading companies and benchmarking trips abroad. At that, those who will demonstrate the best results during the first phase of training will be the ones eligible for follow-on traineeship.
Speaking of the importance of this program, NPO Saturn quality director Sergey Antropov said that: “for training the company selects the most successful and promising engineers. It is essential for the company that its employees know the requirements adhered to by the entire world with Russia joining the WTO last year. The product we produce – gas turbine engines – is one of the most science-intensive products therefore the understanding that the customers expect this product to comply with the most rigorous quality requirements is a must for all the employees. We expect our personnel to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and as a result there is confidence that the engines we make will feature everything that the world market wants them to have”.
Participation in the president’s program provides NPO Saturn with wider and higher-quality opportunities to increase the qualification of its engineering and technical staff with a substantial government co-financing of the programs offered by higher-learning institutions.
In September 2013 RGATU plans to deploy training courses focused on the “Power-saving technologies” and “Modern technologies of fabrication, assembly and tests of gas turbine engines and gas turbine units”.
In the frame of the President’s program for improving the qualification level of the engineering cadre the NPO Saturn employees are also trained at the STANKIN Moscow State Technological University on five educational programs: “Organization of resource-saving production setup’s”, “Modernization of processes and equipment in missile and space engineering”, “Methods and instruments for measuring angular and linear dimensions of military applications”, “Design of special tools made of nano-structured tool materials featuring nano coatings for high-tech companies in the defense-industrial complex and nuclear power engineering”, “Programming and fabrication of complex parts using NC-machines in high-tech mechanical engineering”.
The universities have a formidable base for qualification upgrade of the personnel while NPO Saturn is interested in improving the qualification level of its employees. Such programs are aimed at solving tasks the companies are faced with on a daily basis and carry clear practical utility therefore the program participants have no doubt this undertaking will yield good results.
Research and production association Saturn OJSC is an engine-building company specialized in design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, Navy boats and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation.
Managing company United Engine Corporation OJSC is a subsidiary of UIC OBORONPROM OJSC. The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in design and development, serial production and after-market 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 in the industry by introducing the world-class new technologies.
United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM OJSC is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity – helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
Rostec is a Russian corporation created in 2007 with the goal to facilitate the design and development, production and export of high-tech industrial products of civil and military application. It incorporates 663 organizations which are currently grouped in 12 holding companies in the defense-industrial complex and 5 in civil branches of the industry. The Rostec-controlled companies are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation and deliver their products to the markets of over 70 countries of the world. Over 900 thousand people are employed by the Rostec companies which constitutes roughly 2% of Russia’s employable population. The net profit in 2011 equaled 45.6 billion rubles, the amount of tax paid to the budgets of all levels has reached 100 billion rubles.