Site news 25.03.2015
March 25, 2015, Rybinsk. - At the second international forum “Innovations. Technologies. Manufacturing”, the experts representing NPO Saturn, P.A. Solovev RSATU, the Israeli A.L.D. and the Afrikantov R&D bureau presented 7 dedicated reports during a section themed “Technical risk analysis during the development and operation of aviation gas turbine engines”.
The main topics of discussion were the organization and implementation of a flight safety management system in view of amendment 101 to annex 8 of the International Civil Aviation Organization convention “Airworthiness of aircraft”; items related to the national standards system and the universal system of managing technical risks throughout a gas turbine engine lifecycle. The regulatory documents, their requirements and practical application have been analyzed. The participants defined which elements of the systems used at the moment in different companies could be improved. The attendees also reviewed in depth the lifecycle of a gas turbine engine, analyzed the types of technical risks linked to the development stage and operation of a fleet of gas turbine engines. During the section, the experts concurred on the importance of a technical risk management system, presented methods of forecasting reliability of large fleets of gas turbine engines and those used for forecasting reliability of one-off objects, and reviewed the continued reliability systems based on the registered accident data.
The section moderator, an expert in the field of safety and reliability representing the technical direction of NPO Saturn, Sergey Sarychev noted that “Russia had been deeply involved in the strategic multifunctional and multidisciplinary analytical survey generically referred to as “Foresight” or a technology of building the future. The “Foresight” incorporates both the long-term forecasting and direct result assessment along with short-term forecasting. Introduction of innovation into the most cutting-edge equipment, evaluation and standardization of specific reliability flight safety and fail-safety indicators require revising and rethinking. In relation to that comes the question of choosing the right methods of evaluation and forecasting the level of technical risks. Today, we have reviewed various methods of evaluating and forecasting reliability, their effectiveness throughout a gas turbine engine lifecycle; we also went through a number of systems of forecasting, monitoring and decision-making. I hope we’ll be able to come to a synergy in solving the same problems.”
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.
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), 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.
Sergey Sarychev, NPO Saturn safety and reliability expert 431 kb