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Remembering the great designer

Site news 22.10.2015

October 22, 2015, Rybinsk. - An outstanding gift for the companys 99th birthday was the release of a new NPO Saturn corporate edition aptly titled Going ahead of his time dedicated to the 100th birthday of the prominent designer of aircraft engines Pyotr Alekseyevich Kolesov, who in the course of 24 years had stood at the helm of the Rybinsk aircraft engine design bureau. The book presentation took place on 22 October on the premises of the P.A. Solovyev Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University with the attendance of the apprentices, family and friends of Mr. Kolesov as well as students, young design engineers and representatives of the countrys academia.

“It’s really symbolic that the centennial anniversary of the chief designer of the Rybinsk design bureau Pyotr Kolesov is celebrated in the wake of NPO Saturn’s hundred-year anniversary. It is a well-known fact that an aircraft engine is one of the most complex products of human thought. And Mr. Kolesov, day in and day out, during a quarter of a century was putting all his knowledge, his tremendous experience and particular designer’s gift in its creation. To understand what a talented engine designer Mr. Kolesov really was, it’s good enough to look at the line of engines he helped design and develop,” - noted Youriy Shmotin, NPO Saturn general designer.

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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NPO Saturn general designer Yuriy Shmotin at the book presentation 240 kb
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Mr. Kolesov's children - Kira and Mikhail (far right) at the company's museum 317 kb
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Presentation of the book dedicated to Mr. Kolesov's 100th birthday. Group photo 280 kb



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