1927 to 1945
The company's history is closely connected with Kharkiv Engineering Plant “FED”. On 29 December 1927, the grand opening of Children’s Labor Commune named after Feliks Dzerzhynskyi took place. Anton Semenovych Makarenko, a prominent educator, scientist and public figure, was invited to direct the commune. In 1932, a plant was established on the basis of the mechanical workshop of the commune. The first products manufactured by the plant were electric drill that were in a deficit at that time in the Soviet Union.
1950 to 1970
In the postwar years, the plant continued to produce equipment for the aviation industry, and then began to manufacture products for space industry and other machine building industry. Development and mass production of piston pump NP-26М, hydraulic motor HM-287, unit NP-27, pumping station NS-45 for aircraft Tu-134, units ADT-24, ND-24, VS-1А aircraft An-24, An-26.
At that time, the plant continued to manufacture cameras of the FED series. Known small cameras of the FED-5 Series, automatic cameras “FED-Micron”, “FED-Micron-2”, “FED-35”, “FED-50”, stereocameras “FED-Stereo” and other photographic equipment were developed and mass-produced.
1971 to 1990
By the Order of the Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR No. 403 dated 31 October 1971, Kharkiv Machine-Building Association consisting of Order of Red Banner of Labor Kharkiv Machine-Building Plant named after F. Е. Dzerzhynskyi, Pervomaysk Machine-Building Plant, Vovchansk Machine-Building Plant, Kharkov Design Bureau of Machine-Building Plant named after F. Е. Dzerzhynskyi was created. According to Order of the Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR No. 118 dated 22 March 1973, Kharkiv Production Machine-Building Association “FED” was found.
On 19 March 1990, Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR issued order No. 117 to reorganize Kharkiv Production Machine-Building Association “FED” in Kharkiv Scientific and Production Association “FED”.
In addition to aerospace aggregates, the plant manufactured a wide range of consumer goods: various modifications of the "FED” camera, pruners, hydraulic cutters, and mixers.
1993 to 1997
In accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Machine-Building, Military and Industrial Complex and Conversion of Ukraine No. 486 dated 3 September 1993, Scientific and Production Corporation of State-Owned Enterprises “FED” consisting of the following members was created:
- Kharkov Machine-Building Plant “FED”;
- Kharkov Aggregate Design Bureau;
- Pervomaysk Machine-Building Plant; Volchansk Aggregate Plant
Scientific and Production Corporation of State-Owned Enterprises “FED” became the successor of the Scientific and Production Association “FED”.
The company ceased to manufacture all types of cameras; production of units for aerospace became its main activity.
1998 to 2005
In 1998, SPC “FED” was reorganized in Joint-Stock Company “Corporation “FED”; since 2007, the company’s name was “FED”.
During these years, the company performed has modernization of main aviation units: regulator pump NR-3 VM (VM-А) in NR-3 VМ-Т (VМА-Т) for the use under tropical climate conditions on engine ТVZ3-117 VM (VM-А). The company mastered the production of units GP-26, ND-450 for engine АІ-450, units NDMS2, АUKPV-МS2 for engine АІ-450МS, unit DТ-400 for engine МS-400.
The company manufactured units of brake systems of railway rolling stock, unit RМ-140 for aircraft Аn-140.
2005 to 2018
Company «FED» received the certificate of compliance with ISO quality standards for production and overhaul of units for aircraft, ships, and ground transport vehicles. During this period, the company participated in creation of Ukrainian aircraft An-148. It developed and manufactured 19 types of units for airplane Аn-148, units АОD-42, NТ-40, DTsN-42, РS-42, NТ-4, DF-42, АDТ-42, and NТ-12.
Past and present
JSC “FED” is one of the leading enterprises in Ukraine that specializes in developing, manufacturing, maintenance and repair of aviation, space, and general-purpose units. Flight control systems manufactured by the FED company are of crucial importance for ensuring safety of aircrafts and helicopters. Units manufactured by the company are successfully used on airplanes and helicopters of Ukrainian and foreign make.
The FED company has a modern fleet of high-precision metal-processing equipment allowing the company to produce products that meet the highest world standards and compete successfully in the global aviation market.
The FED company is one of the leaders in exports of aerospace engineering products. More than 60 % of products manufactured by the company is exported. The company's products are supplied to the EU, China, South Korea, India, and United Arab Emirates. The company actively cooperates with the United States, Canada, Brazil on joint projects in the field of aircraft engineering industry.
The FED company is the holder of patents for a series of innovative technologies in the field of machine-building that are used in the manufacture of aviation and space equipment. In many countries, the FED company's innovative solutions are used in civilian transport aircraft, in helicopter engineering and spacecraft.
In 2016, the FED company (JSC “FED”) successfully completed the certification audit and received the certificate of compliance of the quality management system with international standards (AS/EN 9100: 2009 No.6186490-Rev1) in the field of design, development, production and repair or aerospace engineering products. The FED company is the only Ukrainian company in the aerospace industry that has such certificate.
The FED company is awarded for its achievements with the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of Science and Technology for development, construction and putting into operation of the family of aircrafts An-148-100/An-158.