Site news 1.02.2019
Moscow, February 1, 2019
On the premises of UEC (part of Rostec State Corporation) in Moscow on January 31, 2019 there took place a conference of Rostec State Corporation aviation cluster suppliers on the introduction and application of the requirements set forth in the national standard GOST R 58175-2018 “Aircraft Equipment. Aircraft Program Suppliers Management. General Requirements”.
New GOST R 58175-2018 was developed by the task force composed of representatives of Russian Helicopters, UAC and UEC and approved by order of Rosstandart in July 2018. The period of time from the elaboration of an idea to the acceptance was eight months. The purpose and objectives of the standard are as follows: to lay down common suppliers management rules and regulations to be applied by all the companies of the industry to build Aircraft Equipment (AE); to establish a regulatory framework as a basis of suppliers management to ensure the required level of deliveries, safety and reliability of AE; to set standard requirements for suppliers including project management, design and development, quality assurance, production, supply chain management and after-sale service.
“The introduction of GOST R 58175-2018 into effect became a significant event for all the aviation industry of Russia, – stated Sergey Antropov
, Quality Director of UEC, at the opening of the conference. – It is an important step to the way of standardization of requirements for suppliers to components, accessories and materials for aeronautical products. The conference we are opening today has gathered almost all the suppliers of the industry. It will make it possible to become familiar with the approaches of all the Rostec aviation cluster holdings to the application of the new standard.”
Over 70 companies that are part of UEC, UAC, KRET, Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika, Shvabe as well as their suppliers attended the conference. Anton Shalaev, Deputy Head of Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology, addressed himself to the participants of the conference. Reports on the experience of application of GOST R 58175-2018 were delivered by Sergey Antropov, Quality Director of UEC; Vasily Nikulin, Deputy CEO for Quality and Development, RT-Techpriemka; Dmitry Yurin, Chief of QMS Development, Certification and Production Standardization Department, Russian Helicopters; Eduard Konyushkin, Chief of Quality Office, Purchasing Department, UAC. The suppliers’ feedback was presented by Alexander Kozhurov, Quality Director, VSMPO-AVISMA; his presentation about the experience of VSMPO-AVISMA’s work with quality requirements of major foreign customers demonstrated that GOST R Р 58175-2018 conforms to the best world practices of work with suppliers. United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the 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 commercial and military application. The corporation comprises 700 companies, which nowadays form 11 defense-industrial and 4 civil industry holdings as well as 80 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of the RF and deliver their products to over 100 countries worldwide. Rostec's consolidated revenue reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles in 2017, the consolidated net profit — 121 bln rubles and EBITDA — 305 bln rubles. The average salary of the Corporation in 2017 amounted to 46 800 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective of the Corporation is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia on highly competitive world markets. The introduction of a new technological structure and the digitalization of the Russian economy are among Rostec’s key tasks.