On 9 September 2020, the delegation headed by Yuri Borisov, Deputy Chairman of RF Government, visited UEC-Aviadvigatel
In this official tour Yuri Borisov was accompanied by Oleg Bocharov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade and Andrei Elchaninov, Chairman of Aeronautical Engineering Board of RF Defense Industry Panel. Dmitri Makhonin, Perm Region Governor, and Alexander Artyukhov, General Director of United Engine Corporation, participated in the event.
At Perm engine production companies, Yuri Borisov inspected the status of PD-14 and PD-35 projects implementation. In particular, he was shown the PD-14 engines assembly floor in UEC-PM, UEC-Aviadvigatel production sites: robotic cell to make new aviation materials samples, Starrag multi-purpose machining center, one of the engine test benches.
The Vice-Prime Minister was demonstrated advanced engines hardware including the latest development of the design bureau – high pressure compressor rotor and prototype composite fan blade of PD-35.
While making comments on what he saw, the Vice-Prime Minister acknowledged the well-timed acquisition of PD-14 program critical technologies and the positive dynamics of PD-35 program implementation. Yuri Borisov expressed confidence that the maiden flight of МС-21-300 aircraft with PD-14 engines scheduled in 2020 will be on time.
One of the goals of the Vice-Prime Minister working tour was evaluation of the level of diversification of Perm region defense industrial complex companies production. In his comments on Perm engine manufacturers activities in this direction, Yuri Borisov acknowledged the high percentage of diversification due to development of civil aviation engines and aero-derivative industrial gas turbines for RF fuel and power generation industry.
For 25 years the specialists of UEC-Aviadvigatel and UEC-Perm Motors supply gas turbines and gensets to the leading companies of the country fuel and power generation industry. Today more than one thousand of Perm IGTs are running at the sites of Gasprom, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas and other companies. The total running time of Perm equipment from the beginning of operation exceeded 31 million hours.