Site news 20.11.2013
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.
Dmitriy Rogozin noted that “the visit preceded a government meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the items of aircraft engine building. Today we are in need of strategic decisions in the field of aircraft engine building. The current stage of development of the aircraft technology is nearing its end and we strongly need new production processes and new materials coupled with new design and engineering solutions. And what’s most important - we need new human potential. That’s why in the course of the visit I was particularly interested, among other items, to see how Saturn goes about hiring young employees, the new talent, if it constructs housing to accommodate them, what is the salary level, does the company foster a sense of belonging in the company for the young employees.
Now I can say that the leadership of the company has already accomplished a lot of things but even more is still to come in the nearest future. Rybinsk is emerging as a competence center in the field of aircraft engine engineering. My conclusion is that Saturn is not only a good and reliable serial production plant, it also has its own design bureau, so to say, its own brains. That is why I’m returning to Moscow quite content.”
According to Ilya Fedorov, “it was important for us to demonstrate that the state support rendered to NPO Saturn has given a significant boost to the company’s development. We’ve been able to show that today the “building of a new company” is fully underway, that is to say that the company is now shaping its new outlook as a result of setting up new high-tech production units, special processes areas and test facilities; it is equally a result of creating new competent and socially-friendly work conditions and finding the young and talented people who have immeasurably grown in their competences participating in the international programs. I would like to emphasize that the collaboration with our strategic partner - Snecma - has lead our company to a new level of designing and producing engines of any application, whether it be civil or military products. We pay particular attention to the future, namely the creation of research and technology backlog of knowledge to facilitate our new developments.”
NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the 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. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of the UEC founded on 09.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
The United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the 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.
OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.