November 17, 2015, Rybinsk. - On 2 November 2015 A.L. Dynkin (1915 - 1998), a doctor of technical sciences, first deputy of the chief designer of the Rybinsk aviation engine design bureau would have turned 100.
To commemorate this date, the RMP Publishing House (Rybinsk) with the facilitation of the Rostec State Corporation released an album book under the title “Alexander Leonidovich Dynkin. A dedication to the 100th birthday of the aviation engines designer”. A dedicated presentation took place today, on September, 17th, at the exhibition hall of the NPO Saturn museum.
The presentation was attended by the book authors and compilers - Mikhail Lukichev and Natalya Shaulskaya, and also by the guests of honor - Alexander Dynkin, Mr. Dynkin’s son, an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the director of the RAS’s E.M. Primakov World Economy and Foreign Relations Institute, Victor Polyakov, NPO Saturn CEO, Yuriy Shmotin, NPO Saturn general designer, the company’s veterans and young engineers as well as the principals of local schools.
A graduate of the Moscow Aviation Institute, Mr. Dynkin for a total of 59 years (1939 - 1998) had dedicated himself to the NPO Saturn design bureau having gone all the way from a junior design engineer to the first deputy of the head of design. Under the direct participation and leadership of Alexander Dynkin the Rybinsk design bureau devised the engines for the aircraft designed by Tupolev, Myasischev, Sukhoi, Mikoyan, Yakovlev, Beriev and Antonov which have set 64 registered world records. For his creative contribution to the design of new engines Alexander Dynkin was twice awarded the State Prize, the Distinguished Aviation Engine Designer title, the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Sign of Honor and received a number of other state decorations and prestigious awards.
Back in a day, guided by his own experience, his knowledge of people and things, he had collected some unique files on the history of the Rybinsk design bureau which were later included in a book titled “An airplane starts with the engine” (Rybinsk, 1995 - 1999). Published in three volumes, the book was critically acclaimed by the company’s veterans who’d witnessed the events described in Mr. Dynkin’s book.
“Turning the pages of my Dad’s “An airplane starts with the engine” every now and then, I eventually figured out that it contains the biographies of 402 workers of the Rybinsk design bureau ranging from the management to laymen. But his own persona was nowhere to be found in that book. The idea to close that gap in an attempt to preserve the memory of the generation of designers who were creating the country’s strategic power found support of Sergey Chemezov, Rostec CEO, - shares his son Alexander. - The book turned out to be a bit personal as it contains some facts about Mr. Dynkin’s design projects, but most importantly, it narrates how he was evolving both at work and in life. I’m proud of my father. I’m grateful to you for your remembrance; I wish a lot of success to your design bureau and wish to see it continue to progress. My Dad would have been glad to see all these new facilities I’ve seen here today, the new people and the new programs carried out by your design bureau.
Yuriy Shmotin, NPO Saturn general designer noted: “The presentation of the book dedicated to Alexander Dynkin is a landmark event for NPO Saturn’s design community and for me personally as my personal familiarization with the company and my promotion in the design division took off with the books written by Mr. Dynkin “An airplane starts with the engine”. Throughout 15 years spent in the design division of Saturn, I have always sought counsel in these books as they contained real life stories which stay topical even today and help streamline your work. Of course, I treat with a lot of respect the memoirs of the company’s veterans about Mr. Dynkin. I appreciated a lot the idea expressed by Mr. Dynkin’s family, by the way, we are visited today by his son and grand-son, and I would also like to thank the organizers who have made it possible for yet another excellent book to see the light.”
Victor Polyakov, NPO Saturn chief executive officer added: “The centennial anniversary of NPO Saturn celebrated in 2016 is preceded by a hundred-year birthday of the two great men of the XX century who have made a significant contribution to the development of the national aviation industry on our Rybinsk turf, in the walls of our very own company. And this book about Alexander Leonidovich Dynkin is just another step in preserving the memory about a great generation of people who have created a tremendous research and technological backlog that we still use today. Saturn is almost hundred years old, yet it is a young company which rethinks and reties in a new way the experience of its previous generations.”
It’s worth noting that the book “Alexander Leonidovich Dynkin. A dedication to the 100th birthday of the aviation engines designer” has deservedly claimed its place among other historical albums published by RMP and dedicated to the extraordinary people of NPO Saturn (“General designer A.M. Lyulka. A dedication to the 100th birthday”, “General designer P.A. Solovyev. About my time and myself”, “General designer M.L. Kuzmenko. How to become an engineer” and “Derunov”) and among NPO Saturn’s corporate editions dedicated to the company’s design division (“Saturn 2014. A link between generations. The design school” released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Rybinsk design bureau and “Going ahead of his time”, a book dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the chief designer of the Rybinsk design bureau P.A. Kolesov).
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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