In the spring of 2017 S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics (both part of the ENGINEERING Holding) started providing maintenance services for Embraer ERJ170-100LR (Long Range) operated by S7 Airlines.
S7 Airlines is the first operator of E170 aircraft in Russia. Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency granted type certificate to the aircraft (FATA-СТ-ERJ-170) in October 2016.
By the time the first E170LR entered service with S7 Airlines, both S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics had secured relevant expansions to their EASA Part 145 and OTAR 145 certificate for the new type.
The process of E170LR maintenance for S7 Airlines is managed by Sibir Technics under its own OTAR 39 certificate.
Embraer provided the ENGINEERING Holding with 24/7 access to all of its remote aftersale support services. Spare part and component pools have been created at the premises of both S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics. Both companies have qualified staff approved for E170 maintenance.
”We sent our most experienced technicians, which already have ratings for other aircraft types and instructor / certification ratings, to train in Europe. They will keep transferring their knowledge to other specialists. So as S7 Airlines continues to expand its fleet we will continue to increase our staff approved for E170 maintenance,” ENGINEERING Holding’s regional director Sergey Kravchenko commented.
S7 ENGINEERING’s Aviation Training Center has been approved for staff training for the type and procured respective expansion to its EASA Part 147 certificate.
Embraer E170 is the seventh aircraft type, for which the ENGINEERING Holding now holds maintenance approvals.
Embraer E-Jets family includes E170, E175 and the more spacious E190 and E195 models.
The fleet of E-Jets in Russia and the CIS is continuously growing, so in this respect ENGINEERING’s endeavor with the Embraer maintenance is completely justified. S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics are all set to provide support to E170, and prospectively, E190 operators in the region.