S7 Technics Holding continues to expand aircraft engine capabilities on offer. The company’s Moscow Domodedovo-based station has recently launched Cyclean® engine washing, a new service, unprecedented and unrivaled in Russia. The cleaning technology developed by Lufthansa Technik allows for safe and efficient core engine wash.
The advantages of Cyclean® system and related procedures over conventional engine wash operations include reduced time, unparalleled flexibility, faster and simple preparation procedures and easy handling.
“Regular engine wash results in significant increase of its operating time until it reaches the point when EGT (exhaust gas temperature) Margin deteriorates down to zero and the engine requires a shop visit. It also tangibly improves fuel efficiency, reducing fuel burn by up to 1 per cent, which is vital for airlines now when fuel prices tend to spike,” comments Nikita Babkin, S7 Technics Director, Engine Services.
Cyclean® is universal and may be used even on new generation engines such as PW1100G-JM and LEAP-1B and 1A. S7 Technics also offers the service for CFM56-5A/5B/7B, CF34-8 and V2500. For most engine types the engine run-up after Cyclean® water wash is not required. Technical features of this system provide possibility to perform washes up to -10° C.
“At present we work with seven engine types, which our main customers either operate or plan to start operating in the near future. S7 Technics is able to build up additional capability for other engine types within shortest time frame, including those which power widebody aircraft A330, Boeing 747 / 767/ 777 and others” Babkin adds.
The engine wash service may be ordered separately or as part of the aircraft maintenance. S7 Technics is able to offer the service to other airlines at Domodedovo Airport potentially offering the service at other Moscow airports in the near future.
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, 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