Russia's United Engines Corporation has launched a restructuring effort to consolidate its civil division under the auspices of NPO Saturn.
The holding company, which is a subsidiary of Oboronprom, has brought together engine developer Aviadvigatel and manufacturer Perm Motors, along with five ancillary enterprises.
Directorate of the Rybinsk-based NPO Saturn is to take over management of these assets. Its former commercial director Sergei Popov has been put in charge of handling them.
Under the restructuring scheme, NPO Saturn, Aviadvigatel and Perm Motors have formed a designated civil aeroengine division with Saturn general manager Ilya Fyodorov at the helm.
Aviadvigatel chief designer Alexander Inozemtsev is expected to retain his post to continue steering the development of the prospective PD-14 powerplant.
United Engines director Vladislav Masalov says the goal of restructuring is to generate synergies through combining capabilities of constituent firms and fine-tuning their production programmes.
In 2011, the corporation brought its defence-related assets into the fold of the combat aeroengine division, which comprised engine making plants in Moscow, Ufa and Samara.