Russian Helicopters Are Preparing Digital Production of Helicopters in Ulan-Ude
Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is creating the technological production model for the Ka-226 helicopters at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The digital construction documentation received from JSC Kamov through online channels is used to create software for production of equipment and components. Besides, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is completing the first stage of production modernization which will allow launching of two parallel production lines of the new Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T helicopters. The two models are to be launched with digital production methods.
New technologies and equipment will be used in production of Ka-226T. The assembly equipment for the helicopter will be manufactured and installed with use of laser technology with a laser tracker in accordance with the mathematical model. Using modern machines with software management will allow to minimize the manual labour connected with the details adjustment.
The leading production preparation divisions of JSC Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant have already analysed and elaborated the received schematic electronic construction documentation on three aggregates: a half of the flight deck, the middle part and the rear tail unit. Projects of guidance technological materials were prepared according to the elaborated aggregates. Part of the construction documentation for manufacturing the equipment devices has been put into production.
To locate the construction line of the Ka-226 construction work is being conducted on the territory of the aggregate assembly facility and in the final assembly workshop according to the elaborated planning. The general assessment of the volume of the preparation of the Ka-226T production has been conducted, as well as preliminary distribution of work on cooperation. There is also active preparation of the production site for the assembly of the Ka-226T fuselage.
«Ка-226Т – is a widely acclaimed helicopter model, which is in demand both in Russia and abroad. The digital platform for helicopter development and production, implemented at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is a great opportunity for our foreign partners to make use of modern methods of helicopter design and application of IT in aviation production», - said Anatoliy Serdyukov, head of aviation cluster of Rostec.
"The main criteria for choosing the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant site to create the duplicative production of the Ka-226T was the company's experience in the production of helicopters with the centerline scheme of bearing screws - the Ka-25. Moreover, with the Mi-171A2 as an example, the facility has already mastered the production of the new generation technologies with use of electronic construction modelling and digital production organization", the CEO of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boguinsky pointed out.
The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is a unique enterprise that not only manufactures the Mi aviation technologies, but also revives the production of the Ka helicopters that have not been manufactured at this enterprise since the 1970s. In the 1950s the plant mastered the production of the Ka-15 and the Ka-18 helicopters. Since 1961 it has become the only producer of Ka-25 anti-submarine helicopters in the country. Today it is the only Russian aviation plant that manufactures products of two great Russian helicopter design bureaus at the same time.
Rostec 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 three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as 80 directly managed organizations.