Site news 31.03.2015
March 31, 2015, Rybinsk. - In the course of March 2015, NPO Saturn held three supervisory audits administered by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The audited fields of NPO Saturn’s activity were the design, production and repair operations with regard to the SaM146 engines.
Based on the audit results, the company has reconfirmed the required compliance thus having prolonged validity of the following company-held certificates for a new authorized time period:
- the Design Organization Approval certificate (DOA), compliance with the requirements of the EASA Part 21, Section A, Subpart J;
- the Production Organization Approval certificate (POA), compliance with the requirements of the EASA Part 21, Section A, Subpart G;
- the Maintenance Organization Approval (MOA) certificate, compliance with the requirements of the EASA Part 145.
According to NPO Saturn quality director Sergey Antropov, “EASA had acknowledged the high level of competence of the company’s employees involved in the design, production, and maintenance of the SaM146 engines.
The state-of-the-art quality assurance system adopted by NPO Saturn is focused on the unconditional observance of all the contractual obligations considering the human factor impact, and is based on the continuous improvement of the company’s production system, total and continuous training of the personnel, and the responsibility of the employees for the quality of their work.”
As a reminder, following the results of the previous successful certification campaigns, NPO Saturn is the only Russian company having a complete set of certificates granted by the Russian and European airworthiness authorities necessary for carrying out the design, serial production, and maintenance of commercial aircraft engines, i.e.:
2010 - the SaM146 engine type certificate granted by EASA and IAC AR;
2010 - organization and certification of the SaM146 engine serial production by IAC AR;
2011 - organization and certification of the SaM146 engine MRO operations in Russia (FAVT - Federal Air Traffic Agency);
2012 - the SaM146 engine production certification by EASA;
2014 - SaM146 engine MRO operations certification by EASA.
The NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, naval ships and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the Union of Russian mechanical engineers, an all-Russian public organization whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and acts as the leader of the Commercial 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 (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of the engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy, as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. 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. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 158.9 billion.
The Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. Today it comprises over 700 companies, which form 9 defense-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings as well as 22 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio includes such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, etc. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2013 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 1.04 trillion. Total taxation exceeded RUB 138 billion.