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The World Quality Day is celebrated today. For NPO Saturn quality can never be compromised!

Site news 12.11.2015

November 12, 2015, Rybinsk. - The World Quality Day has firmly settled on the list of significant dates celebrated in many countries of the world. For the high-tech profile of NPO Saturn, the functioning of the quality management system at a specific level is the result of everyday selfless work of its employees, which in the end ensures customers’ expectations and demands, and safe operation of its products and services for the people and for the environment. This guarantees the company’s successful development down the road and its competitiveness in the market.
Quality as such is always essential. Continued development and fine-tuning of the quality management system ensuring reproducibility of the specified quality level of the produced goods, obtaining the necessary documentation from the authorities so that the company can go on with its business, technical inspection of the produced goods quality, organizing and administering internal and supplier audits and the normative documents control - these are the main fields of activity of the quality direction which was established at NPO Saturn back in October of 1995 with the aim of ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Russian Federation legislation with relation to certification and licensing. Looking back at its nearly hundred-year history, NPO Saturn first started using the SLPCO (Scientific Labor, Production and Control Organization), the QRLFP (Quality, Reliability and Life of the First Products methodology) and the PTQMS (Product Total Quality Management System). Over the course of time the implementation techniques were evolving, however, the requirements towards the quality of produced goods have always remained uncompromised.

Today, compliance of the NPO Saturn quality management system in the design, fabrication and maintenance of aviation products, weapons and military products with the requirements of the standards AS/EN 9100,  GOST РВ 0015. 002 and the Russian and European airworthiness regulations (AP-21, AP-145, FAP-145, EASA-21 and EASA-145) is confirmed by the certificates awarded by the national and international certification bodies of the respective Russian and European airworthiness authorities.

“I’d like to note that NPO Saturn has emerged as the first company in Russia to receive the approval certificates for its engine manufacturing, repair and maintenance activities granted by the EASA, and that is due to the effort of the company’s employees working together as one team with the quality direction specialists to get the result, - says Victor Polyakov, NPO Saturn CEO. - What’s important is that to date NPO Saturn has been able to set up its very own quality management system compliant with the requirements of all the pertinent international and Russian standards and the customer requirements. I rest assured that we’ll be able to implement the various initiatives seeking to improve the quality level and the company’s competitive edge.”

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 2014 revenues of the corporation amounted to RUB 199.9 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.

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Sergey Antropov, NPO Saturn quality director (left), discussing quality issues at a production workshop 663 kb


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