At the year-end, ORPE Technologiya holds a 45% market share in aircraft transparences and retains its position as a leading supplier of locomotive driver’s cabin windows (70% market share). In 2019, ORPE Technologiya delivered over 10 tons of polymer composite products to the customers.
Last year, ORPE Technologiya fully executed contracts to meet the needs of the space industry. It produced over 200 polymer composite items, including 23 sets of nose-cone shells for Proton-M and Angara launchers, as well as 80 component parts for the space vehicles (solar cell carriers and temperature control panels).
More than 15,000 glazing items have been produced for water and rail transport, and aviation. In particular, pilot-room glazing of an ice-class seagoing ferry have been developed and delivered to the customer as part of the СNF11CPD project. Two more foilborne motor vessels Kometa 120M were provided with high-performance glazing. The product line of glazing for railway transport was extended. More specifically, the specialists of ORPE Technologiya have developed high-strength electrically heated glazing for the rail buses RA-3. The glazing items from Obninsk are already in operational service with the driver’s cabins of the first three rail buses that provide passenger carriage at Sakhalin.
Furthermore, in 2019, ORPE Technologiya successfully passed a number of certification inspections. The company showed the compliance of the quality management system with the requirements of the recent versions of the aerospace and rail industry standards. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping approved the compliance of the produced glazing with the requirements of the shipbuilding industry, and IAC aviation register certified the company’s research laboratory as a center for testing of polymer composite materials and products made of them as applied to civil aviation.
“In 2019, quite a number of interesting projects were implemented. We successfully accomplished one of the key tasks to broaden the product range and to increase non-defense output the share of which accounted for 23% at the year-end. The tasks for realization of the state defense order have been met in full. A great deal of work was done for import substitution in the context of which we launched an R&D project to develop novel cockpit windows for MC-21 aircraft. The application of innovative materials will make it possible to increase the impact strength of the glazing for this airliner by a factor of 1.5 and to reduce the glazing weight by 15% as compared with the equivalents”, noted Andrei Silkin, Director-General of ORPE Technologiya.