OJSC «Il» receives awards at Aviation Worker of the Year

30 September 2016
Владимир Михайлов и Юрий Юдин .jpgOn 29 September 2016 World Trade Center in Moscow hosted official award ceremony for the winners and laureates of annual contest «Aviation Worker of the Year. OJSC «Il» (part of UAC) received two awards.

In the prestigious nomination «For success in development of systems and aggregates for aircraft industry» the work «Upgrade of the Il-78 wing for the purpose of weight-saving and improvement of operating characteristics» took the 2nd place.

The diploma was awarded by UAC Military Aviation Program Director Vladimir Mikhailov, who told about continuity of the legendary Ilyushin design school and pointed out, that «today we will congratulate Ilyushin company on the projects they continue to develop».

When speaking to ceremony participants, OJSC «Il» First Deputy General Director Yury Yudin thanked the Expert Board for their appreciation.

«The project that was submitted for the contest is already embodied in metal. We’ll see the Il-78M-90A aircraft in the sky in the nearest future», said Yury Yudin.

At the present time the project is being realized at Aviastar-SP aircraft factory in Ulyanovsk. Long panels, used for manufacturing new wing, reduce its weight and simplify the production. At the same time, the wing becomes firmer, designed for bigger loads and operating life.

Another project on establishment of educational system for young specialists and students under a targeted training agreement with OJSC «Il» was awarded a contest diploma in the nomination «For training of a new generation of aviation specialists among companies».

«We begin working with future university applicants from school, and after selection we send them to higher education institutions. Today every third OJSC «Il» worker – is a young specialist. Recently due to the amount of young specialists the company personnel grew 5 years younger. In them we see the successors of Ilyushin design school», said Yury Yudin.

Contest «Aviation Worker of the Year» was established in 2011 for stimulation of personnel of aviation companies, who achieved prominent results in academic, production and social fields and made strong contribution in the development of the industry. This year the contest was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Workers from 77 companies, organizations and creative teams took part in the contest and submitted 102 projects to the Expert board.