UAC introduces changes to corporate management

Yuriy Slyusar, President of UAC Photo by Leonid Faerberg /

Within the framework of an ongoing re-organization, President of Russia’s state-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuriy Slyusar, identified areas of responsibility for 11 vice-presidents. The corresponding document became effective after being signed on January 29, UAC’s spokesperson said.

Vladislav Masalov, former top-manager of United Engine Corporation, now occupies the position of UAC’s Vice-president for Civil and Transport Aviation. New programs in the corresponding areas are his main responsibility, including the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100), MC-21, Tupolev Tu-204/214, Ilyushin Il-96 and the perspective wide-body long-haul aircraft. He will also be responsible for technical upgrades and equipment modernization of the OEMs engaged in production of those aircraft. Research and development as well as certification within civil and transport aircraft programs are included in the scope of his work.

Sergey Gerasimov, former councilor to UAC’s president, was promoted to Vice-president for State Special-Purpose Aviation, responsible for providing aircraft to the Russian government. He also serves as a liaison with state security agencies.

There is also a dedicated vice-president responsible for the maintenance of state aviation, including projects that fall under state defense procurement. Alexander Bobryshev combines his vice-president functions with those of the Director of the State Aviation Maintenance Department.

Vice-president for military aviation will be responsible both for combat aircraft programs developed by Sukhoi, MiG and Irkut, as well as for special-purpose aircraft projects done by Tupolev and Beriev design bureaus. Preparing and signing contracts for military equipment will be his responsibility as well.

Alexander Konyukhov, former first deputy director at Sukhoi, now occupies the position of Vice-president for Programs and Strategy at UAC, responsible for general management of all aviation projects. He will define long-term development prospects, including marketing, product and functional strategies.

Chief designer will now also take on responsibilities of Vice-president for Innovation, which include defining and realizing UAC’s policy in terms of innovation, science and technology. He will assign designers and engineers to programs and lead technology demonstration programs.

Sergey Yurasov, Vice-president for Production and Technical Development will “develop the corporation’s new industrial model” and control production processes. He will be responsible for coordinating the activities of UAC’s numerous subsidiaries and developing technology competence centers.

Alexey Demidov, former SCAC senior vice-president, is now UAC’s Vice-president for Economy and Finance, responsible for financial management, accounting, business-planning, budgeting and financial reports.

First vice-president will be responsible for corporate management, acquisitions, international cooperation and government relations.

Alexander Skokov occupies the position of Vice-president and Chief of Staff. He will be responsible for human resource policy, media relations, exhibitions, promotion and administrative issues.

The new structure is supposed to raise UAC’s efficiency and eliminate the overlap of administrative functions in corporate management.


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