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Young professionals of UEC have taken part in the formation of a development concept for aviation of the future

Site news 24.10.2017

Moscow, October 24, 2017
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The participants of the academic program and debate "Aviation of the Future" introduced the development concept for aviation of the future to Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, during the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) in Sochi. Young employees of United Engine Corporation (a Rostec Corporation Company) were among the project developers.

The "Aviation of the Future" program became a platform for young specialists of UEC, UAC, Russian Helicopters as well as for students of specialized Russian and foreign universities (Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology etc), where they could discuss and gain understanding about innovative technologies and advanced projects in the world aviation industry. UEC was a participant and one of the initiators of the program. Altogether more than 300 people from Russia, China, India, Iran, European and other countries were involved in the work of "Aviation of the Future".

20 most active participants, including foreign guests of the Festival, were members of the group working at the formation of the Aviation of the Future concept. 

"The basis for the concept presented by our team is the confidence that aviation industry development will be determined by the following key factors: Engineering – development  by applying artificial intelligence; Manufacturing – flexible, additive manufacture allowing fast release of sophisticated scientific products; Concept – new conceptual designs of aeronautical products, giving an opportunity to solve different tasks; Infrastructure – air space and infrastructure organization by applying automated control systems", - says Valentin Savin, Chief Specialist of the UEC Project Office, who participated in the development of the concept.
 
"A great deal of attention in UEC is paid to the attraction of talented young people to the industry and their development inside the company, – said Yulia Karpenko, Head of UEC Corporate University. – Every year we hold a lot of events aimed at the achievement of these targets, for example, the annual forum of a youth employee pool "Engines of the Future" the objective of which is to make young specialists familiar with new tendencies in engine building and to involve them in advanced projects oriented to the implementation of the corporation’s  strategy. This year the World Festival of Youth and Students has taken place in Russia, and it gave an opportunity to transform the format of the forum "Engines of the Future": together with the partners there was created a unique platform for the communication of young specialists from three corporations and universities – the educational stream "Aviation of the Future" which facilitated the attraction of leading world specialists of aviation industry".

The experts of the "Aviation of the Future" program were representatives of Russian and foreign companies of aviation industry, educational and scientific communities from Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, South Korea, India and Israel.
 
During the World Festival of Youth and Students UEC’s representatives delivered speeches and reports as well as took part in different panel discussions.  Yury Shmotin, UEC Deputy General Director – General Designer, spoke about the main prospects and development trends of aircraft engine building and made a report about the design methodology of advanced gas turbine engines. Valery Teplov, Holding Company Production Director, familiarized the participants of the program with the experience of building an effective engineering system and of introducing LEAN-technologies ("Lean Production") at the holding’s enterprises as well as with the plans on the transition to "digital production". Leonty Sergienko, UEC-Saturn SaM146 Program Deputy Director for Production Support, reported on the peculiarities of after-sale support organization for the Russian-French SaM146 PPS powering Sukhoi Superjet 100 commercial aircraft. Vasily Bogdanov, an Expert of the Advanced Development and Experimental Research Design Department, UEC-Saturn, presented the advantages and prospects of pulse detonation technologies in engine building within the framework of one of the panel discussions.

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 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 industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.

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. The corporation comprises 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as 80 direct control companies. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide.The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec's consolidated revenue reached 1 trillion rubles in 2016. Rostec's consolidated net revenue reached 88 billion rubles, and EBITDA reached 268 billion rubles in 2016. The corporation's average salary in 2016 amounted 44 000 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective of the Corporation is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia at the competitive world markets. The implementation of a new technological wave and digitalization of Russian economics are among Rostec's tasks.


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