The UAC prioritises environmental safety issues
and makes every effort to strictly observe
environmental laws and regulations.
The factors that determine the Corporation’s responsibilities on ensuring compliance with the environmental protection principles include the strategic role played by the UAC in the country’s development, its desire to meet the high standards set by the ICAO and the proximity of some of its enterprises to the environmentally sensitive areas. The UAC strives to continuously improve its environmental compliance and ensure rational use of natural resources. The Corporation applies environmentally efficient low impact technologies in aircraft manufacturing.
In 2017 the UAC announced a new strategy
aimed at reducing energy costs. Under the
new strategy, the enterprises of the holding
company were to annually reduce their
heat and electricity spending by an amount
equivalent to 5% of the production cost. A
two-day seminar that was held to facilitate
an exchange of experience in energy management
was attended by around 40 energy
chiefs from various UAC’s enterprises, as well
as by a number of experts (representatives
of the Russian Association of Energy Service
Companies, Evrovent (a Russian leading
HVAC manufacturing company), Atomsvet and
In 2017, with the new energy saving measures in place, the UAC’s enterprises saved a total of around RUB 400 million. The energy efficiency projects implemented and currently being replicated at the Corporation’s facilities include as follows:
• Installing thermal destratification systems in the buildings. When the older heating systems are used, hot air rises up to the ceiling, resulting in a roof space temperature of 40―50°C, while the temperature near the floor does not exceed 18°C. The new system mixes the air, causing it to move downwards, from the upper to the lower part of the building, which results in a reduction of heating costs of up to 30%.
• Equipping the manufacturing areas with induction lighting systems that have a longer service life, can operate at lower temperatures and are as effective as LED lighting systems.
• Installing sectional and modular boilers that help reduce heating costs as the thermal energy produced by these boilers has lower product cost.