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The Joint Venture of PJSC UEC-Saturn and Safran Aircraft Engines - CJSC VolgAero celebrates the 15th anniversary from the day of foundation

Site news 12.08.2019

August 12, 2019, Rybinsk. Fifteen years ago, on the 12th of August, 2004, a State Registration Certificate of a legal body was obtained a Closed Joint Stock Company VolgAero Manufacturing Enterprise was established on a parity basis by Russian Company PJSC UEC-Saturn (part of United Engine Corporation, a Rostec State Corporation company) and French Company Safran Aircraft Engines.

The official opening ceremony of CJSC “VolgAero” – the company producing parts for SaM146 engine, for Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100, for CFM56 engine and for aircraft Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 – took place on the 14th of October, 2005. 

Today, CJSC “VolgAero” can justifiably name itself as a marketable world-class supplier of engine parts for commercial aviation. The company’s staff is 400 people; the nomenclature of the manufactured parts comes up to 36 part numbers for SaM146 engine, booster spools for CFM56, five part numbers of rotating rings and TRV for LEAP engine. As far as the booster spool for CFM56-7 engine is concerned, during the last four years CJSC «VolgAero» has been firmly holding its position of the main supplier of Safran Aircraft Engines.

According to Igor Chistyunin, acting SaM146 Program Director, PJSC “UEC-Saturn”: «By virtue of  cooperation with CJSC “VolgAero” the certification program and SaM146 engine development program have been implemented, development and flight tests engines have been produced, and currently more than 400 SaM146 production engines are manufactured and being operated by the leading airlines.” 

Production of the joint venture includes six lines where 78 equipment items are operated. For manufacturing of guide vanes, rotating parts and structural parts made of titanium, aluminum and nickel alloys CJSC “VolgAero” owns technologies of turning and milling, manual and automatic welding, special processes – plasma spraying, heat treatment, shot peening, sand blasting, non-destructive inspection – blue etching, x-ray inspection, CMM measurements. It is planned to introduce new production technologies, namely, brazing and skewed holes drilling technologies will be mastered next year.

Over a period of its activity CJSC “VolgAero” is continuously working on reduction of production cycles, improvement of parts production quality, extension of competence and area of personnel knowledge, increase of efficiency and safety of working sites. Principles of program and project management, lean production, supply chain management and human factor are successfully applied in all business units of the enterprise.

From management point of view, the results of coming to financial indices, to production capacity obtained at CJSC “VolgAero” have significantly exceeded the results of the objective model. In particular, the key index of the cost of a gross hour of the joint venture is at the level of the best world values.

At different steps of the company development its General and Executive Directors always make their contribution in its sustainable future: Anatoly Zelentsov, Alexander Ryzhukhin and Jean-Jacques Boulanger,  Igor Zhmachinsky and Christel Gayet, Vitaly Klochkov and Nicolas Pisano, Ilya Pautov and Michel Ranger. 

Ilya Pautov, CJSC “VolgAero” General Director: “Thanks to parents companies – PJSC “UEC-Saturn”  and  Safran Aircraft Engines, thanks to their cooperation spirit,  CJSC “VolgAero” has become an up-to date production enterprise, competitive at Russian and international markets. While being Saturn’s and Safran’s supplier, the company managed to reach outstanding results in all directions – delivery due dates, quality and price of the produced parts.”

Michel Ranger, CJSC “VolgAero” Executive Director:  “The enterprise has everything needed for successful implementation of the existing tasks: young team of professionals, up-to-date high-tech manufacturing facilities, desire to work and to be developed. During the last five years CJSC «VolgAero» increased its production volumes twofold, the company’s revenue increased threefold. The stable portfolio of orders for the nearest years covers the scopes of the company’s production at the level of 400 hours of marketable output per annum.”  

PJSC «UEC-Saturn» is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. UEC-Saturn is a member of Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union, an All-Russian industrial association of employers. The Yaroslavl regional division of the All-Russian public organization “Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union” is headed by Viktor A. Polyakov, Managing Director of PJSC “UEC-Saturn”.

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.

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