Composite-based aircraft engine component production planned outside Yaroslavl

Composite-based aircraft engine component production planned outside YaroslavlSaturn, a sizable Russian aircraft engine maker, and the Moscow-based Nanotech Composite Center have agreed to set up a JV to manufacture polymer composite parts for gas-turbine engines.

Saturn, a sizable Russian aircraft engine maker, and the Moscow-based Nanotech Composite Center want to set up a joint venture (JV) outside Yaroslavl, in Central Russia, to manufacture polymer composite parts for gas-turbine engines. According to news agency RIA Novosti, the parties signed a memo of intent earlier this week. The future JV, to open on the existing Saturn premises, will reportedly focus on aircraft engine related R&D, lab testing of new composite materials and small-scale production of polymer composite parts for gas-turbine engines. Saturn specializes in the development, manufacture and after-sale servicing of gas-turbine engines for military and civilian aircraft, the Russian Navy, and also for energy-generating and gas-compressor units. The primary goal of the new Nanotech Composite Center (opened earlier this month) is to prepare and launch start-ups working on polymer composite materials for a range of economic sectors...