On December 20, 2021, a grand ceremony of awarding the winners and laureates of the Aircraft Builder of the Year contest was held to summarize the results of 2020. Specialists of JSC UEC-Aviadvigatel (a member of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec) got prizes and diplomas in two contest nominations.
Project “Development and implementation of the new technology for restoring the 1st stage HPT blade tip made of alloy ZHS32-VI by laser powder deposition” was declared the laureate in nomination “For an effective system of aftersale service of the locally produced aviation equipment".
The work was performed by a team of the authors from the new repair technologies development department: Albert Kotelnikov (Head of the Department), Dmitry Starkov and Evgeny Fursenko (Engineers), Artem Ivanov (Head of the Bureau). The team was headed by Alexander Ermolaev, Deputy Chief Engineer for Repair Technologies at UEC-Aviadvigatel JSC.
Taking the laureate diploma off the hands of V. Davydov, Vice-President of Novikombank, A. Ermolaev noted: "Creation of the most complex parts of a gas turbine engine is an art, but an equally complex and skillful engineering task is the repair and restoration of the parts after they have been in service, thus the engine life cycle extension. This award is a high assessment of the work of the entire Perm Design Bureau team in this sphere."
Project "Technology of automated full cycle testing procedure for modern gas turbine engine control systems" was the winner of the diploma in nomination "For the creation of a new technology". The project was carried out by a team of authors guided by Igor Gribkov, Deputy Head of the Department for Computational and Experimental Work and Automatic Control Systems Design at UEC-Aviadvigatel JSC. The members of the team are Maxim Snitko, Deputy General Designer - Chief Designer of Gas Turbines for Gas Compressor Packages, Igor Lisovin, Head of the Automatic Control Systems Department, Anton Polulyakh, Head of Department, Pavel Tonkov, Engineer. The award was presented by Viktor Chuiko, General Director of ASSAD-M LLC.
This year, the Aviation Engineer of the Year contest was held for the tenth time. More than 100 applications for 10 nominations were submitted for the contest by enterprises, scientific organizations, teams of authors and individuals. The contest works of the Perm Design Bureau made a worthy competition and were highly praised by the expert commission.
The award ceremony took place in the conference hall of the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Center Hotel. Boris Alyoshin, Deputy Chairman of Soyuzmash of Russia LLC, representatives of federal legislative and executive authorities, heads of enterprises and scientific organizations of the industry congratulated the participants of the contest.