In December 2017 UEC-Aviadvigatel JSC and Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU) took part in the VUZPROMEXPO-2017 exhibition. The main concept of the forum was Science and Business: Responding to Great Challenges.
The fifth annual national exhibition called VUZPROMEXPO-2017 was held at the EXPOCENTER Exhibition Complex in Moscow under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. The forum aimed at showing the research and development projects of universities and establishment of cooperation with domestic high-technology enterprises to boost innovative development of Russian economy. More than 100 Russian universities and major industrial companies showed their exhibits.
Joint stand of UEC-Aviadvigatel and PNRPU focused on current challenges to be addressed by the native industry with a help of science in coming years. Perm’s stand presented excellent outcome achieved in joint research and development activities by aircraft designers and scientists initiated by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
Perm Design Bureau and PNRPU exhibited real structural assemblies, actual technologies and materials for the PD-14 engine, which is being designed under the Federal Targeted Program “Development of Aeronautic industry during the years 2013-2025”:
- aircraft engine cowl door made of full-strength carbon composites by autoclave molding;
- shell manufacturing process based on home-produced aqueous colloidal binders for high-technology production of castings for advanced aircraft and industrial GT engines;
- composite foam ceramics made of no-grade glass cullet by off-shutter technique using water steam as a foaming agent.
“Over the last years in collaboration with PNRPU we have introduced several significant innovative projects that are not remained on paper, but actually used in a process of PD-14 creation,” comments on the participation of Perm Design Bureau in the exhibition Alexander Inozemtsev, UEC-Aviadvigatel Managing Director – General Designer. “Today we present engine components and processes jointly developed and carried out in laboratories that we have built together with PNRPU. We are sure that our developments are the most state-of-the-art.”
During forum, UEC-Aviadvigatel was awarded a diploma of VUZPROMEXPO-2017 as the company actively cooperating with Russian leading universities and industry institutes, together with them creating and successfully implementing innovative projects.
“Aviadvigatel was working and keep on working alongside the science to create advanced engines and meet the challenges. This is our input into innovative development of the sector and industry in the whole”, outlines Alexander Inozemtsev.