TAT Engineering, a joint venture between Russia's S7 Technics Holding and Israeli TAT Technologies, which specialises in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft heat exchanger systems, has successfully passed the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) annual audit.

Following an inspection of TAT Engineering’s production facilities close to Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport, the company’s Part 145 certificate has been extended for a further 12 months, until the end of spring 2019.

“We have confirmed that TAT Engineering’s business and production practices fully comply with European aviation regulations related to the maintenance of aircraft heat exchangers,” says Denis Yelnikov, TAT Engineering’s general director.

“The EASA [endorsement] praises the credentials of the staff and the high level of production management. Such audits have an overall positive effect on the company in that we get a good chance to once again review the condition of our production lines, uncover any rough edges and remove any shortcomings and rectify them,” he adds.

TAT Engineering is currently preparing to scale up its business. The new certification procedures are also underway at Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“Our aim is to become the leading center for the MRO of heat exchangers in Russia as well as for the entire former USSR region. We’ve gone most of the way. We hope that once we have the FAA certificates, we’ll reach our aim,” Yelnikov points out.

TAT Engineering’s workforce currently holds approvals for the servicing of 13 different models of heat exchangers. By the end of this year that capability list will expand substantially.

TAT Engineering’s key customers already include S7 Airlines, IrAero, UVT-Aero, S7 Technics Holding and others. Most recently, contracts have been signed with Alrosa Airlines, RusLine Airlines and UTair-Engineering, a helicopter MRO services provider.

TAT Engineering was established in 2016 as a joint venture between TAT Technologies Ltd. and S7 Technics. First heat exchangers were re-delivered to customers in mid-2017. Company has its own production facility with state of the art technology and equipment which meet all high quality requirements from aviation industry.

Technical support is provided by Limco Airepair, Inc (USA) – one of the most experienced leader in maintenance and repair of heat exchangers, and TAT Technologies Ltd. (Israel) – manufacturer of heat exchangers.

S7 Technics Holding’s facilities are certified by EASA, Bermuda DCA, the Russian Aviation Authority, and a number of other national authorities to carry out maintenance for different types of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft airliners.

The company comprises two MRO subsidiaries: S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics, which service aircraft at Moscow (DME), Novosibirsk (OVB) and MineralnyyeVody (MRV), as well as through several line outstations across Russia. S7 Technics Holding’s production facilities are certified under EASA, Bermudan, Russian and other countries’ aviation requirements to provide maintenance on Boeing, Airbus, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Embraer and Cessna aircraft.

The company’s scope of work includes heavy maintenance (up to and including D-Checks), engine hospital repairs, line maintenance, structural repairs, engineering services (including modification under EASA Part 21J and interior components manufacture under EASA Part 21 G), component repairs, aircraft painting services, and training services (under EASA Part 147 and Russian FAR-289).

The company aims for ongoing improvement of its products, partially supported by joint projects with OEMs.

The company delivers its services to Russian airlines (S7 Group, Aeroflot Group, UTair, Ural Airlines) and to carriers from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, providing its clients with over 100 heavy maintenance forms and over 1000 light maintenance forms per year.

For more information about S7 Technics and its services, please visit: www.s7technics.ru