Distributed engineering centerThe unique engineering Distributed Design Center was opened in June 2014. It is the first Russian design center that allows you to provide a centralized management of the Holding’s regional design bureaus situated on the head enterprises’ sites by using parallel engineering in the remote access mode.
At the moment, the Russian aviation industry experiences high demand for competitive products created in accordance with international standards. At the same time, the Russian market has a small number of suppliers who are ready to provide aviation systems that can be certified in the EU. The work of the unified Design Center allows you to shift from the outdated system of the gradual designing of individual units by scattered design bureaus to the parallel engineering model, where a project is simultaneously worked on by multidisciplinary teams, including talented engineers from the regional branches. In 2015 the Design Center was certified to the AS/EN 9100 quality management standard for the aerospace industry.
Establishment of the engineering Distributed Design Center allows you to achieve two main objectives of the Holding: to consistently increase the competences of the aviation systems integrator and to improve the designers’ productivity. Due to the unified methodology of systems engineering, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and unified management, new products are developed more quickly, which reduces the cost of research and development operations for the customer.
Currently the Design Center includes sites in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Ufa, Kirov, which employ about 500 engineers.
Today the Center is already developing more than 200 new projects related to aviation, energy, transport systems, etc. At present, the Center has departments in the following areas: electrical power supply systems, landing gear, hydraulic and fuel systems, safety and life-sustaining systems, auxiliary power units and small-size GTE, actuation systems, and non-standard equipment.
In addition, the Center offers an opportunity to realize their creativity and develop their competences to the engineers who are now undergoing training in the field of systems engineering at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology on the master's program established with the participation of the Holding. On completion of this program, the specialists will be able to put their skills into practice not only as design engineers, but also as the heads of the most complex projects on the development of aviation systems.