U-UAP puts new painting facility into operation

The building is equipped with painting and drying chambers with automated systems for process parameter maintaining and monitoring and filters for reducing hazardous atmospheric emissions.

After commissioning is finished and a statement of compliance is obtained to certify that the facility is in line with the technical regulations, U-UAP will begin putting the technology into use.Helicopter painting will begin this year.

“The new building, designed both for those products already produced at the the enterprise and those planned for future production, will enable us to improve painting quality and working conditions and to reduce the production cycle by at least 15%”, says Leonid Belykh, Managing Director of U-UAP.“In addition, it will increase the level of fire and environmental safety as per the modern requirements”.

Unique equipment design will allow to perform painting of Mi-8/171 type helicopters via two independent work flows; up to 6 helicopters can be processed at different stages of the cycle. If needed, large items can be painted (length up to 25 m, width up to 22 m, height up to 6.5 m, weight up to 22.5 tons). The ability to set and automatically maintain air exchange, temperature and humidity parameters allows to obtain consistently high coating quality without follow-up fixes. Water recycling, air purification, emergency prevention and elimination, engineering automation systems will improve overall safety.

JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” is one of the production enterprises of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. The modern production and technological potential of the plant enables quick organization of manufacturing new aircraft types and combination of prototype creation with serial equipment production. During eighty years of its existence, the plant built over 8500 aircraft. Today, the plant specializes in production of Mi-8AMT (Mi-171E), Mi-171 and Mi-8AMTSh (Mi-171Sh) helicopters.

JSC “Russian Helicopters” (a part of Rostec State Corporation) is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and four holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries. The consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1.642 trillion in 2018, while the consolidated net incomeexceeded 128 billion rubles. The average salary in the corporation amounted to 49.5 thousand rubles. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.