Russian Helicopters launch competition – Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015

Russian Helicopters launch competition – Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015

3-Mar-2015 Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] Holding “Russian Helicopters” Rostec State Corporation announces the launch of the call for and development “Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015”. The contest started on February 26, 2015. This annual competition holding “Helicopters of Russia” has been held for the seventh time. Winners will receive diplomas from the CEO of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Alexander Mikheyev and cash prizes. The official award ceremony will be held at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS – 2015.

The contest “Helicopters of the XXI century – 2015” will be held to raise awareness of young people in helicopter construction, as well as for the formation of pool of young talented designers and engineers to holding companies. Students specialized universities can take part in the competition for the best work on individual nominations. Winners will receive a cash prize of 50 thousand rubles, and the ability to do an internship at one of the “Russian Helicopters”.

Over 7 years of competition “Helicopters XXI Century”, has already become a tradition for the industry, not just proved to be effective. Since 2008, 20 employees of enterprises “Russian Helicopters”, promoted after winning the competition. Several participants student teams had practice and were employed. According to the results of the competition in 2014 the methodology proposed in the five projects-prize winner, taken to the use of the holding enterprises. In addition, the two design were implemented. The first project – “flight tests to assess the cost-effectiveness of the modernization of helicopters Mi-8/17 , “took 1st place in the category” Project improving the effectiveness of the helicopter program. “ Its author – Konstantin Samsonov, who works at the Moscow Helicopter Plant. ML Mile . The second – “Making large snap of polymer composite materials”, took 3rd place in the same category. Its authors – Ryabkov Natalia and Tatiana Grishchenko work at AAK “Progress” in Primorye.

In 2015, after winning the contest “Helicopters of the XXI century”, participants will compete in the categories:

  • Design development;
  • Marketing research and development of an action plan to increase market share for our helicopters;
  • Development of new materials for aircraft structures;
  • The development of new manufacturing techniques of aircraft structures;
  • Development of the project lifecycle management technologies and materials;
  • Estimated work.

For the employees of the holding company under the age of 35 years are offered a choice of three case. The best solution for each of the cases, the prize of 100 thousand rubles, and the opportunity to realize the project. The list of cases:

  • Development of technology for mounting thin-skins aircraft material D16 to the frame structure without protruding elements;
  • Development and modernization of the existing piston engine helicopter for easy weight from 1000 to 1500 kg;
  • Determining the requirements for the accuracy of incoming parts to the assembly, the requirements for precision manufacturing airframe.

All projects submitted for the competition examines and evaluates the tender committee, composed of business leaders holding “Russian Helicopters” and teachers of specialized technical colleges.

Apply to participate and learn more information about the conditions of the competition are on the contest page .

JSC “Russian Helicopters” (part of the State Corporation Rostec) – one of the world’s leading helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. Holding established in 2007. Headquartered in Moscow. The holding comprises five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as manufacturers and service components, aircraft repair plant and service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Buyers products holding – Russian Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, airline “Gazprom Avia” and UTair, major Russian and foreign companies. In 2013, the income of “Russian Helicopters” under IFRS grew by 10% and amounted to 138.3 billion rubles, shipments totaled 275 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec – Russian corporation, established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech products for civilian and military purposes. It includes more than 700 organizations, of which now formed 9 holding companies in the defense industry and 5 – in civil industries, as well as 22 direct control of the organization. The portfolio includes such Rostec famous brands such as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, AVISMA, etc. Rostec organization located on the territory of 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries. Rostec revenue in 2013 amounted to 1.04 trillion rubles. Tax payments to budgets of all levels exceeded 138 billion rubles. 

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