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ULAN-UDE

    ULAN-UDE AVIATION PLANT JOINT-STOCK COMPANY

ULYANOVSK

    AVIASTAR JOINT-STOCK COMPANY


ULAN-UDE

ENTERPRISE NAME: ULAN-UDE AVIATION PLANT JOINT STOCK COMPANY

LAST UPDATE: September 1994

ALTERNATE NAMES: AO U-UAZ

ADDRESS:

670009, Ulan-Ude, Russia (Republic of Buryatia)

Ulitsa Khorinskaya, 1

Ulan-Ude Aviation Production Association

Telephone: (011-7-30122) 4-30-31, 3-74-75, 3-06-38; Telex: 288110 AVIA Fax: (011-7-30122) 3-01-47; E-Mail:

GENERAL OVERVIEW: The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Joint-Stock Company was founded as an engine and aircraft repair facility in 1939. It began producing helicopters in 1956 and in the 1970's began building the Mi-8T Hip helicopter and the Su-25UB Frogfoot ground attack trainer aircraft. Over the years it has produced more than 7,000 aircraft of different types and for different purposes, including the La-5, La-7, MiG-15 and MiG-27 bombers; the Yak-25RB high-level reconnaissance plane; the An-24 passenger jet; and the Ka-15, Ka-18, and Ka-25 helicopters. Currently the factory also produces Mi-8T and Mi-171 helicopters, the Su-25 ground attack aircraft, and a variety of consumer goods. It is preparing to produce the Ka-62 civil helicopter.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Branch: Aircraft manufacturing; SIC Code: 3721

FORMER MINISTRY SUBORDINATION: Ministry of the Aviation Industry

APPROXIMATE EMPLOYMENT: Total: Over 10,000; Date: 1992

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS:

Yuriy Nikolayevich Kravtsov, General Director

Vladimir Nikolayevich Andriyaka, Chief Engineer

Aleksandr Ivanovich Melnik, Commercial Director

OWNERSHIP: Joint Stock Company

YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1939

MILITARY PRODUCT LINES: Mi-8T and Mi-171 Hip helicopters, Su-25UB Frogfoot ground attack trainer aircraft.

CIVIL PRODUCT LINES: Mi-8 helicopters for Aeroflot and other civilian uses, washing machines, auto parts, kitchen utensils, automatic packaging of sugar and salt.

KEY TECHNOLOGIES/EQUIPMENT EMPLOYED: N/A

CONVERSION PROJECTS: Ulan-Ude has developed and intends to produce an updated variant of the Mi-17 helicopter, designated the Mi-171.

HUMAN RESOURCES SUPPORT: Housing, 20 kindergartens, technical schools, shops, subsidies for food and for raising children, benefits for veterans, coal for heating, a telephone exchange, and cultural centers.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION: Ulan-Ude is scheduled to produce the new Ka-62 industrial and passenger helicopter, featuring a fenestron tail rotor and composite airframe, designed by the Kamov Design Bureau. The KA-62R variant has been targeted specifically for export as a multi-purpose civil helicopter.

ULYANOVSK

ENTERPRISE NAME: AVIASTAR JOINT-STOCK COMPANY

LAST UPDATE: April 1993

ALTERNATE NAMES: AO "Aviastar", Ulyanovsk Aviation Production Complex, Ulyanovskiy aviatsionnyy promyshlennyy kompleks imeni D. F. Ustinova.

ADDRESS:

432062, Ulyanovsk, Russia

Prospekt Sozidateley, 9; Prospekt Antonova, 1

Aviastar Joint Stock Company

Telephone: (011-7-8422) 20-25-75; Telex: 263022 GORN; Teletype: 263055 FOTON; Fax: (011-7-8422) 20-35-06; E-Mail:

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Designed from scratch in the early 1970s to produce a new generation of strategic bombers, the Ulyanovsk Aviation Production Complex (renamed Aviastar in November 1991 when it became a joint stock enterprise run by its workforce) is said to be the largest aviation production facility in the world and is the newest one in Russia. It produces the An-124 long-range heavy transport aircraft (comparable with the U.S. C-5) and the 200-seat Tu-204 medium-range airliner (comparable with the Boeing 757). Ulyanovsk was originally intended to have airframe, avionics, and engine manufacturing facilities all in one complex, but the avionics and engine facilities have not been completed. The plant also owns 40,000 acres of arable land on which it produces agricultural goods for its workers and for sale.

PRIMARY BUSINESS: Branch: Aircraft; SIC Code: 3721

FORMER MINISTRY SUBORDINATION: Ministry of the Aviation Industry

APPROXIMATE EMPLOYMENT: Total: 36,000; Date: 1992

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS:

Viktor V. Mikhailov, Director-General

Anatoliy A. Gulyayev, Deputy Director

Viktor Tolmachev, Chief Designer

Nikolay Kachalov, Commercial Director

OWNERSHIP: Joint-stock since late 1991. Shares were offered to the public in late 1992.

YEAR ESTABLISHED: Construction of the facility began in 1974, and the first aircraft was rolled out in the mid 1980s.

MILITARY PRODUCT LINES: An-124 heavy transport aircraft.

CIVIL PRODUCT LINES: An-124 heavy transport aircraft, Tu-204 twin-engine medium-range passenger aircraft, consumer products including mini-yachts, kitchen and other furniture, washing machines, and linoleum material, foodstuffs for food processing and foxes for the international fur trade.

KEY TECHNOLOGIES/EQUIPMENT EMPLOYED: Aviastar uses modern techniques for materials processing (such as aluminum lithium milling) and manufacturing (moving heat treatment furnaces and aluminum heat treating lines). It also has a 5 kilometer, 150 meter wide runway originally built as a reserve landing strip for the Buran space shuttle program.

CONVERSION PROJECTS: Aviastar is developing a lighter-than-air craft incorporating dirigible and aircraft features known as a thermoplane which could be adapted to a wide range of uses including search and rescue, fire-fighting, remote heavy-lift transport, and passenger transportation. It is also exploring ways to convert its An-124 aircraft into super-jumbo aircraft capable of transporting 600-800 passengers. Helicopter production is also under consideration. Aviastar is also considering utilizing its agricultural resources for developing a food processing industry.

HUMAN RESOURCES SUPPORT: Aviastar has built a small city containing housing for 85% of its workers and operates a training center including an institute for aviation engineers, a technical high school for aviation line workers, and a cooperative farm.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION: Aviastar has appointed Price Waterhouse to help it develop a long-term business strategy and sell up to 50 percent of the firm's shares to Western partners or investors. Aviastar, with the Tupolev design bureau and the British merchant bank Robert Fleming and Co., has formed the British Russian Aviation Corporation (Bravia) to market the Tu-204 airliner equipped with Rolls-Royce engines. It has also formed the Volga-Dnieper airline in a joint venture with Heavylift Airlines, a UK firm, to operate An-124 aircraft on international cargo charters. Under an agreement with Airbus, Aviastar also plans to start flying large aircraft subassemblies between the Airbus plants in Manchester, Bremen, and Toulouse in 1993. Other projects under consideration include production of a Tu-204 variant with Pratt & Whitney engines and joint ventures with a German automobile manufacturer and an Italian consumer-durables firm.




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