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Industry Aero-engine manufacture
Founded June 1, 1934 (1934-06-01) in Perm Krai, Russia
Founder Arkadiy Dmitrievich Shvetsov
Key people
Alexander A. Inozemtsev (CEO)
Products Aeroengines, aeroengine derived gas turbines, gensets [1]
$ 169 million USD (2014)[citation needed]
Owner United Engine Corporation[2]
Divisions Proton-PM[citation needed]
Website www.avid.ru

Aviadvigatel OJSC (Russian: ОАО "Авиадвигатель", lit. Aeroengine) is a developer and builder of aeroengines, notably for the Ilyushin Il-76MF, Ilyushin Il-96, Tupolev Tu-204, Tupolev Tu-214.[citation needed] It also designs and builds high-efficiency gas turbine units for electric power stations and for gas pumping plants.[citation needed] The company has it backgrounds in the Experimental Design Bureau-19 plant, set up to manufacture aircraft engines.


Foundation and Shvetsov era[edit]

Family tree of Shvetsov engines

Aviadvigatel can be traced back to the engine design and manufacturing factory (Plant No.19) founded in Perm Krai, Russian Soviet Republic, on 1 June 1934, to produce the Wright Cyclone-derived Shvetsov M-25.[citation needed] Arkadiy Shvetsov was named chief designer at the plant, also referred to as the Perm Design/Engine School. [3] The school was given the Soviet Experimental Design Bureau designation of OKB-19, and was informally referred to as the Shvetsov Design Bureau.

The first engine to be built at OKB-19 was a licensed variant of the Wright R-1820-F3 Cyclone 9, designated the Shvetsov M-25 radial engine. Other Shevtsoy-designed piston engines produced at OKB-19 were the M-11, M-71 ASh-2, ASh-21, ASh-62, ASh-73 and ASh-82. In just four years OKB-19 was Russia's major manufacturer of aircraft engines. OKB became the primary provider of radial piston engines for the Soviet aircraft industry. (Mikulin's and Klimov's OKB were assigned for the creation of inline engines).

During World War II the Plant exceeded its original design capacity by a factor of 12, producing more than 32,000 engines for Lavochkin La-5, Sukhoi Su-2 and Tupolev Tu-2s. In the 1950s the factory transitioned from piston engines to jet engines. The Plant has consolidated its positions and has become a regular partner and supplier of products for Tupolev, Ilyushin, Mikoyan, Mil, and Myasishchev.

Soloviev era[edit]

After the death of Shvetsov in 1953, leadership was taken over by Pavel Alexandrovich Soloviev, and the OKB was referred to afterwards as the Soloviev Design Bureau.[4] Under Soloviev, the company became notable for the D-15 engine that powered the Myasishchev M-50 in 1957. Other notable designs included the D-25 turboshaft and D-20 and D-30 turbofans.

Post-Soviet era[edit]

Since 1989, and up to June, 2001, with a break in 1995-1997, the enterprise was headed by Yuri Evgenievich Reshetnikov.

The Perm Engine Company was established in 1997 as a subsidiary of Perm Motors Company, inheriting the gas turbine production facility and the rich traditions of the largest company of the West Ural. In June 2001 Alexander A. Inozemtsev, the chief designer, became the general director of Aviadvigatel Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC). Starting in October 2006, he was the managing director and chief designer.

In October 2003, "Perm Motors Group Management Company" was established to: 1) coordinate the corporative relations and management of the Perm Motors Group companies, 2) resolve strategic marketing matters 3) investment planning.

"Aviadvigatel" OJSC was merged into the Perm Engine Company, Perm Motors Group.[5]


Current products[edit]

Shvetsov engines[edit]

Soloviev engines[edit]


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Aviadvigatel OJSC". Bloomber. Bloomberg. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Structure" (in Russian). United Engine Corporation. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Founders of Perm Engine School - Arkady Shvetsov". Aviadvigatel. Aviadvigatel. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Founders of Perm Engine School - Pavel Soloviev". Aviadvigatel. Aviadvigatel. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Aviadvigatel's history

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