United Aircraft Corp. stresses importance of lean

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing know-how is a priority at the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) as it designs and manufactures advanced avionics and aircraft.


"Lean manufacturing technology is being introduced vigorously as the Sukhoi SuperJet 100 regional jet, MS-21 short and medium-range aircraft and Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jet are being designed and made, and other promising projects launched," UAC said on its Web site.


Lean manufacturing technology also helps increase labor productivity and cut outlays when planes of old series are being made, and accelerate the launching of new products, such as the Yakovlev YAK- 130 new-generation training aircraft, the company said.


Sukhoi, as part of the UAC, has pioneered lean manufacturing know-how in the industry, and is using it in all of its segments.


Lean production has been applied at Irkut Corporation since the initial stage of the project to design the MS-21 new-generation passenger liners.


"In the future, all of the UAC's companies, and design and managerial divisions will switch to lean technology, given tough competition on the world market," the corporation said.

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