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OJSC Urals Civil Aviation Plant

The OJSC Urals Civil Aviation Plant is part of the state corporation Oboronprom, and is the only plant in Russia specializing in the repair of helicopter engines for civil aviation. It is one of the largest aviation plants in Russia. Its main areas of activity are maintenance of aviation gas-turbine engines and their components, main gear-reduction boxes, and gas aviation gear.

In Russia, helicopter production is focused within the Helicopters of Russia holding company, which also forms part of Rostec, although it mainly manufactures heavier models, largely for the military.

The operating capacity of Ural Works of Civil Aviation means that high-quality overhauls can be completed quickly. The company’s technical resources, qualified staff and years of experience have earned the company a reputation as an effective aircraft maintenance and repair provider.

Technological equipment, high-graded specialists and long experience let UWCA to establish a reputation of effective maintenance organization which leads in aircraft repair services. JSC “Ural Works of Civil Aviation” is a member of: OBORONPROM Corporation — diversified industrial-investment group in the engineering and high technologies sectors.

HISTORY

  • 1939 - Foundation of the plant. Engines M-17, MG-31.
  • 1941 - Security and assembly bomber aircraft. Repair M-11.
  • 1956 - mastered the motor repair ASH82-T.
  • 1973 - mastered repair TV2-117s engine.
  • 1975 - mastered repair BP-8A gearbox.
  • 1983 - mastered engine repair NK 8-2U.
  • 1996 - mastered repair TV3-117 engine.
  • 1999 - mastered gear repair BP-14.
  • 1999 - mastered the repair of engine NK-16. Disbursed power production GTE-1,5E.
  • 2003 - mastered the motor repair GTD-350.
  • 2005 - mastered gear repair BP-24.
  • 2008 - mastered the repair of engine NK-12ST.
  • 2012 - Production of the UAV
  • 2013 - Production of light aircraft DA40 NG Tundra.

The first name was Sverdlovsk aircraft repair workshops (CAPM) GVF. On January 1, 1943 it became known as the Base Aircraft number 404 of the Civil Air Fleet (ARB #404 GVF). On February 15, 1962 - the factory number 404 GVF. On September 15, 1964 - Plant number 404 GA.

During the Great Patriotic War, the factory assembles combat aircraft I-15, I-16, SB bombers, replacement engines LI-2 planes, repair the most weight while aircraft engine AL-62 R & D, manufacturing shells for rocket launchers "Katyusha". In the postwar years, the plant performed overhaul of engines AL-62FN for the IL-12 aircraft and LA-5 engines AL-82T aircraft IL-14, AL-82B engine and gearbox P-5 for the Mi-4. Since 1973, the plant produces the serial repair of gas turbine engines TV2-117A and main gearboxes VR-8A helicopter Mi-8, providing fully the needs of the Russian Federation and CIS civil and military transport aircraft, as well as foreign countries.

For achievements in production and business activities, high technical - economic performance and social development staff March 12, 1981 the plant was awarded the Order "Badge of Honor" by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Since 1983, the factory repair engines NK-8-2U for the Tu-154 aircraft.

So without reducing and increasing annually by 10-20% production - the factory with a population of about 3 thousand people stepped into the era of market reforms. The complexity of economic and financial reforms of the 1990s made it necessary to seek new relationships with partners, markets, develop new products and technologies. The decline in production volumes in 1993 and the following years, the reduction of the number almost doubled (to 1,500 people) - made it necessary to produce products capable of competing products on the market goods.

Over the years of development, the company rapidly developed as a manufacturing and socially. To actively upgrade the existing production facilities and built new ones were built housing, recreation, children's plant with 180 seats.

UWCA has been in operation for more than 70 years and its core business is the maintenance and repair of ? V2-117?/?G and ? V3-117 aviation engines (all models), as well as VR-8, ?, VR-14, and VR-24 main gearboxes. All maintenance work is carried out at the company’s own service sites. Comprehensive overhauls are provided and the work is guaranteed by maintenance certificates.

  • TV2-117A engines (AG) (for MI-8T helicopters, Mi-8P);
  • TV3-117 engines of all modifications (for Mi-8Mt (Mi-17), Mi-8AMT (MI-171), the Mi-8 MTV-1 and Mi-172, Mi-14, Mi-24 (Mi-35) Mi-28, Ka-27, Ka-28, Ka-31, Ka-32);
  • engines GTD-350 Series IV (for MI-2 helicopter)
  • reductors BP-8A (for MI-8T helicopters, Mi-8P)
  • main gearboxes VR-14 (for the Mi-8Mt helicopters (Mi-17), Mi-8AMT (MI-171), the Mi-8 MTV-1 and Mi-172, Mi-14)
  • The main gearbox VR-24 (for the Mi-24 (Mi-35))
  • Mastered aviation repair gas drive motors:
  • NK-16ST, designed to drive the supercharger pumping unit GPA-C-16;
  • NK-12ST, designed to drive the supercharger pumping unit GPA-C-6,3.
  • The production of mobile power plants GTE-1,5E and aircraft release MAI-223.
  • Serial production of light aircraft DA40 NG Tundra and DA42MPP.

In 2012, the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence commissioned the plant started assembling complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles such as "Outpost" and "Zastava" development company "Israel Aerospace Industries" State of Israel. Currently, the company «Diamond Aircraft Industries" (Austria) signed a contract for the assembly on the JSC "UZGA" light aircraft such as Diamond DA-40NG, which is planned for the first phase of training for the transfer of air cadets.

Technological equipment, a high level of qualification, years of experience, the use of the unique research and development, participation in international projects and attracting the world's best technologies allow us to provide consistently high performance, achieve significant results and to keep pace with the times.

Bell Helicopter signed an agreement with the Yekaterinburg-based Urals Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA) on the licensed assembly of the latest modification of its Bell 407GXP light single-engine helicopter.

This is the first time that Bell is to hand over the assembly of its helicopters to a foreign partner. Vadim Badekha, managing director of UZGA, told business daily Kommersant that the first three helicopters are expected to be assembled in Yekaterinburg before the end of this year. They will be used for production certification and then may be bought by the Russian federal air transport agency, Rosaviatsia, to be used at a pilot school.

If the production is fully localized, he continued, investment in it may reach 500-600 million rubles ($10-12 million), as the agreement does not set a cap on the output amount. Demand for these helicopters is expected to come mainly from the police, private business and pilot schools.

There is no need to secure additional certification for the helicopter as its U.S. version is already in use in Russia. At the moment, one Bell 407GXP helicopter costs at least $5 million, however when it is locally produced, the cost will be 17 percent less as helicopter import duty will not apply, Badekha explained. The duty on components is 0-10 percent.

The plant forms part of the Oboronprom holding company, which in turn belongs to the Rostec state corporation, one of the companies on the U.S. sanctions list. However, another Rostec entity, the United Engine Corporation, says that it owns only 48.6 percent in UZGA, with the rest belonging to private investors (mainly NK-Bank, according to the SPARK database). Badekha maintains that there is no risk that the project may end up under sanctions since “preliminary agreements with the American side” have already been secured.

This is not the first time that UZGA has been engaged in the local production of foreign aircraft: In 2013, the plant began to assemble DA40 NG four-seat single-engine trainer helicopters from components received from Austria’s Diamond Aircraft. The agreement between the state holding company "Russian Technologies" and the Austrian company Diamond Aircraft to establish on the territory of Russian production of light passenger aircraft was signed in 2013. A platform for the production was chosen Sverdlovsk region. It was planned that the first machines will be launched in 2014, but managed to Ural masters, as they say, exceeded the plan.

The following year, the company planned to start production of another modification of aircraft - DA-42. The DA-40 aircraft has one engine, and the DA-42 is equipped with two engines. It is designed to fly on local airlines. In addition, it can be used as a taxi, to carry out aerial work on aerial and video shooting, avialesohrane, patrolling. In addition, in 2014 the Ural Works of Civil Aviation has planned for composite production company Diamond technology for domestic drones.

It is planned that in 2015 UZGA will produce 60 helicopters, rising to 70 in 2016. The OJSC Urals Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA, part of the state corporation Oboronprom) and the company Airbus signed a license contract for the production Airbus Helicopters H135s in Moscow on 25 January 2016. UZGA CEO Artur Shtankov and Airbus Helicopters Executive Vice-President Dominique Maudet also signed a contract for the supply to the Urals plant of four sets for Airbus Helicopters H135 assembly.

UZGA signed another two agreements with the French company Turbomeka. Under that contract, UZGA will assemble Arrius B2BPlus engines for the Airbus Helicopters H135s and conduct technical maintenance of the engines.

The aircraft L-410UVP-E20 is made in the Czech company Aircraft Industries (100% owned by the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company - UMMC). UMMC in 2008 acquired the Rams Int Czech holding company. as 51% of the aircraft manufacturer Aircraft Industries as, which was established on the basis of the Czech aviation factory LET, founded in 1936 and produces sports and military aircraft. In 2013 UMMC has consolidated 100% of the shares Aircraft Industries.

Their assembly on UZGA parties agreed to in the summer of 2015. The Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation addressed to the President of the RF treatment of the localization of production in Russia 19-seat L-410 aircraft. The most effective tool for localization project to create a production based on UZGA was recognized. In April 2016 Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UZGA) received a preliminary order for 30 regional turboprop aircraft L-410 to be produced by 2020.

For 2017 there is the planned release of the first six aircraft . Overall capacity of the new production hall UZGA be 12 aircraft per year - so the boards will be assembled with 2019 (this year is expected to create a modified aircraft L-410 on the floating chassis). In the future volume of L-410UVP-E20 can be increased to 20 units per year.

It is assumed that the degree of localization of production to the Czech Aircraft UZGA exceed 50%. Currently, technical project formed by partial replacement of complex avionics and aircraft preparation for setting it to float chassis. Previously, it was including on the engine localization. The Ministry of Industry and Science of the Sverdlovsk region (in the region will be in the assembly shop) believe that the project has a high potential market due to the fact that Russia does not produce aircraft of this type and size.




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