S7 Technics’ Mineralnye Vody base completed a redelivery check on an Airbus A320 in October. The aircraft, previously operated by Aeroflot is now ready to continue operations in the fleet of Aeroflot’s subsidiary Rossiya Airlines.
The project included 1С+4С+6Y+12Y heavy сhecks, after which S7 Technics’ paint shop gave the aircraft its new livery using the advanced base coat / clear coat painting system developed by Dutch specialist Akzo Nobel, the world’s leading producer of painting materials.
Under a long-term general contract, Aeroflot has now been working in close cooperation with S7 Technics for more than three years, in an agreement that covers a spectrum of periodic maintenance checks on western-built narrow-body aircraft. The first check on the Russian flagship carrier’s aircraft under this agreement was completed in February 2015 at S7 Technics’ Novosibirsk site. Since then, apart from numerous shop visits to all of S7 Technics’ sites, 11 redelivery checks have been completed at the Mineralnye Vody facility.
“For maintenance service providers, a redelivery check is a serious competence trial. The main challenge of these checks – apart from the standard set of works aimed at the aircraft’s continued airworthiness – requires ensuring that the aircraft and, equally importantly, its documentation, complies fully with the terms of the leasing contract. For this you need certain experience,” comments Igor Panshin, S7 Technics’ deputy general director for planning and sales.
S7 Technics performed its first ever redelivery check five years ago on an aircraft operated by S7 Airlines. Responding to the needs of its partners, the maintenance provider plans to continue developing its redelivery check capabilities in the interests of both airlines and leasing companies.
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 Mineralnyye Vody (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, SukhoiSuperjet 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