Russian aircraft maintenance provider S7 Technics has launched a new facility for the repair and refurbishment of cabin components for western-built aircraft at its Novosibirsk Tolmachevo maintenance base. In doing so it becomes the first of its kind beyond the Urals to be able to help airlines in Siberia, the far east of Russia and in the central Asian regions to efficiently ensure their aircraft cabins are in good condition.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended its approval to the Tolmachevo facility as part of a broader agreement for the production and repair of aircraft cabin components which includes two other dedicated work shops which produce plastic details for passenger seats, metal parts, soft inventory (such as seat covers, curtains and soft partitions) and placard stickers for external and internal use.
“We launched this new facility to expand our service offering and as a response to the growing needs of our customers. There are currently over 660 items on its capability list. Primarily, our staff will concentrate on leather covers and armrests of passenger and cabin crew seats, but the facility also has all necessary equipment and tools for restoring leather items,” comments Stanislav Aganin, the company’s head of the cabin interior repair facility.
The new facility’s launch customer is S7 Airlines, which has had its Airbus A320 leather seats refurbished.
There are currently five specialists working in the cabin component repair shop, all of whom underwent extensive training and also received hands-on experience at S7 Technics’ Moscow production base where a similar facility, the first in Russia, has been in operation for several years. The annual capacity at the Novosibirsk facility is 4,300 components.
S7 Technics is committed to the continuous expansion of its Novosibirsk base capabilities to better serve its customers.
S7 Technics Holding’sis the Russian market’s leading provider of aircraft maintenance services and offers base and line maintenance of aircraft types produced by Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, as well as repairs, engineering works and components manufacturing for a wide range of other aircraft types. It also provides specialist repair services for the CFM56 engine.
The Holding comprises two MRO subsidiaries: S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics, which service aircraft at Moscow (DME), Novosibirsk (OVB) and Mineralnye Vody (MRV) airports, as well as at 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 maintenance (up to and including D-checks), line maintenance, structural repairs, engineering services (including modification under EASA Part 21J and interior components manufacture under EASA Part 21 G).
S7 Technics’ Moscow (DME) base is the first aircraft maintenance organization in Russia and the CIS to be certified under the newest version of the international EN 9110:2016 standard.
The Holding’s companies also repair components, paint aircraft and train personnel (under EASA Part 147 and FAP-289 approvals). The company aims for the sustained improvement of its products, a philosophy which is partially supported by joint projects with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs.)
It delivers its services to major Russian airlines (S7 Group, Aeroflot Group, Ural Airlines and others) as well as to carriers from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, providing clients with more than 100 heavy maintenance operations and some 1,000 light maintenance repairs annually.
For more information about S7 Technics and its services, please visit: www.s7technics.ru