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NPO Saturn shares its experience related to creating a quality assurance system with other companies in the Civil Engines Division

Site news 27.11.2013

From 24 to 26 November NPO Saturn welcomed a group of delegates from Perm Motor Plant and ZAO Metallist-PM visiting the company on the items of certification and product quality assurance.
Sergey Antropov, NPO Saturn quality director gave a high appraisal to the outcome of the meeting between the quality managers from the two companies: The companies in the Russian aircraft engine building industry demonstrate good potential, however, to make deliveries of serially-produced civil engines to foreign customers a reality, an approval of the quality assurance system granted by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) is needed. Saturn is already EASA-certified and is authorized to deliver its engines to the Western countries. Understanding that the PD-14 engine is considered one of the prioritized projects for the development of Russias civil aviation, we thereby transfer our experience and practical knowledge to our Perm partners all being in the same civil engines division. We are fully open and demonstrate to our colleagues the procedures which are not in application anywhere else in Russia. The meetings dedicated to quality issues within the division will be taking place on a regular basis. We have already included in our plans the work on the integration of the supplier quality requirements applicable for both our companies. Solving this task would help optimize the companies costs. We have demonstrated the ability to work well together on the quality-related issues within the UECs civil engines division.
Quality director of Perm Motor Plant Anton Kuznetsov underscored the importance of interaction between the companies within the division: “Saturn has managed to accumulate vast working experience through the SaM146 project. While we are still at the very beginning of making the PD-14 engine. The experience of NPO Saturn will help the companies in the division achieve the best results and reach the world-class level. We are now receiving the knowledge that we need so much, we are learning from Saturn’s experience; it is envisaged to use this experience in our company in the future. It would be incorrect to stay isolated from each other. We need to exchange opinions, communicate, so to say “open the doors for each other”. Our companies are already making the first moves towards that end.”
As a reminder, the civil engines division was established by the decree of the UEC general director on 9.10.2012 as a result of integration of the following companies: NPO Saturn (OJSC), Aviadvigatel (OJSC), PMZ (OJSC), Metallist-PM (CJSC), Energetik-PM (OJSC), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC). NPO Saturn is assigned the role of the division’s integrator that has been given the authority of the sole executive body over the companies within the division. 
NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, Navy boats and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. The association is part of the All-Russian public organization The Union of mechanical engineers of Russia whereby the regional branch is headed by I. N. Fedorov, NPO Saturn CEO.
NPO Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation (OJSC) and acts as the leader of the Civil Engines Division, a business unit of the 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), REMOS-PM (CJSC), Motoservis-PM (CJSC) and Zheleznodorozhnik-PM (CJSC).
The United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery, as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of the UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing the world-class new technologies.

OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.

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