10 November 2010, Wednesday, 19:03
author: Rasul Hamidullin
The Minister of industry and trade of Russian Federation Viktor Khristenko is found in Ufa on a work visit. Together with the President RB Rustem Khamitov, the director of the Aviation Industry Dept under the Ministry of industry and trade RF Uri Slusar and the General Director of JSC “ROSOBORONPROM” Andre Reus he has visited several objects at the Ufa Engine Plant (UMPO), including the experimental workshop for linear friction welding – the first in Russia and the fourth in Europe. The workshop produces the mono-wheels for the gas-turbine engines’ compressors.
Viktor Khristenko has also watched the plant’s assembling, where the aviation engines are assembled with the use of the special production tools. Besides, the Federal Minister has become acquainted with the assembly site, producing the rotors of turbines and compressors for further production of the gas-turbine engines, holding much promise. This site is considered the first stage in realization of the project “Reconstruction and technical rearmament of UMPO production”.
Viktor Khristenko has mentioned that for today it is very important to become acquainted with the course of development of the projects of Russian military and civil propulsion engineering and with the prospects in development of this branch.