Site news 11.03.2014
March 11, 2014, Rybinsk. - On March 6, 2014 the NPO Saturn maintenance organization was certified by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The signed certificate attests compliance of NPO Saturn with the requirements of the European airworthiness regulations (Part 145) imposed by EASA to organizations performing maintenance related to aeronautical engineering.
According to Sergey Antropov, NPO Saturn quality director, “receiving an EASA maintenance organization approval certificate is a ground-breaking event for our company. Since 2010 NPO Saturn has gone a long and rather painstaking way of certifying serial production and maintenance of the SaM146 commercial aircraft engines to demonstrate full compliance with all the effective Russian and European airworthiness rules. The NPO Saturn quality assurance system was certified in Russia by IAC AR and FAVT and by EASA in Europe. This serves as a worthwhile example of what the Russian aerospace industry specialists are capable of achieving.”
Ilya Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO noted that “the EASA certificate allows us to substantially expand the geographical scope of our maintenance services rendered on the SaM146 engines which power the Russian SSJ100 aircraft. To date NPO Saturn is the first, and so far the only company in Russia holding a full portfolio of Russian and European certificates enabling the company to serially produce and perform MRO tasks on commercial aircraft engines. This success of NPO Saturn translates into the ultimate success of Russia’s entire aviation industry.”
The 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, naval ships 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 United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of 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).
United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of the 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 UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
The 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.
The 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.