Andrey Tyulin, Aircraft Engineering Concern - ОАО "Концерн "Авиаприборостроение"
Release Date: 2011-08-22Andrey Tyulin, general director of Aircraft Engineering Concern, has taken part in the report 'The Russian helicopter industry as a global player' sharing his views on the results of integration of the major part of Russian avionics manufacturers and the role of Aircraft Engineering Concern that is determined to become a strong global player nurtured by the synergy of its companies.
Aircraft Engineering Concern is a new player on the aviation market. Nevertheless, its customers are the strategic players of the Russian aviation and defense industry. How would you characterize the role of Aircraft Engineering Concern for these industries?
Aircraft Engineering Concern is only technically a new player. Its companies are widely popular in the world of aviation as developers and suppliers of avionics for all types of aircraft and helicopters. Suffice it to mention the Moscow Institute of Electromechanics and Automation, Ulyanovsk Avionics Design Bureau, Fazotron-NIIR Corporation, Ryazan State Instrument-Making Enterprise.
Making Aircraft Engineering Concern a strong global player is to make a synergy of its companies, to restructure and adapt the production assets to the new market model, and concentrate the assets on developing the key competences. We have formed 10-year programs of balanced growth and the planned activities for all of our companies in R&D, retrofitting, developing the network and infrastructure of after-sale service. Now, our task is to create an innovative product — a new generation avionics system by 2014 — 2015. Accomplishment of this task is under the responsibility of Aircraft Engineering Concern.
How is your policy in developing new equipment formed?
When organizing R&D, we start from the need to create innovative products which requires rigid concentration of all our resources on developing key technologies of navigation, communication and surveillance, safe piloting of highly dynamic and poorly manoeuvrable objects, etc. Our dedicated competence center is responsible for each kind of technology, whereas Aircraft Engineering Concern acts as the general integrator. This allows us present integral avionics systems instead of isolated devices.
Mr. Tyulin, what characterizes the activity of Aircraft Engineering Concern in the helicopter segment today?
Over the last few years, Aircraft Engineering Concern companies have managed to multiply the supplies of avionics on the local and international markets. Helicopter designers have entrusted us integration of avionics for Mi and Ka helicopters. Primarily, our civil developments concern Kа-226Т, Mi-171А2 and Mi-34S1 helicopters. Kа-226Т is a re-motorized version of Kа-226 with Arrius-2G2 engine by Turbomeсa and modern avionics. In 2009, Kamov produced two prototypes of Kа-226Т. In 2009-2010, Ka-226T helicopters participated in pre-tender tests for India. As a result of our work with Kamov, both the helicopters and their avionics were praised by the Indian experts.
Currently, we are developing the design documents for this project ahead of the announcement of the tender’s results. Together with Mil Helicopter Plant, Aircraft Engineering Concern participates in creation of avionics for the prospective helicopters. In early 2010, our alliance with Russian and foreign companies won the tender announced by Mil Helicopter Plant for development of avionics for Mi-171А2 – the “deep” modernization of Mi-8.
The demand for Mi-34S1 in Russia is far above the supply, and foreign players are trying to enter this segment…
In the frame of our agreement with Russian Helicopters, we have started to develop the technical plan of glass cockpit that will allow Mi-34S1, the most advanced version of Mi-34, fly under any meteorological conditions.
How do you see the role of Aircraft Engineering Concern on the aviation market today?
Now that an avionics holding has been formed in Russia, the state policy has changed as well. Aircraft Engineering Concern has been acknowledged as a full-blooded market player. We are responsible for cutting-edge scientific and technological developments that will ensure high competitiveness of Russian aviation equipment. In this respect, the mission of Aircraft Engineering Concern is the gain leadership in innovative products for avionics on the Russian market and gain competitiveness on the global market.
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