Following a rigorous audit, S7 Technics’ Irkutsk line station has won approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) to provide line maintenance services for the Embraer E170 aircraft type.
Previously, the only facility able to maintain Embraer E170s in Siberia and the Russian Far East was the S7 Technics base at Novosibirk’s Tolmachevo airport where specialists have been performing periodic maintenance checks on the aircraft type for some two years.
S7 Technics’ Irkutsk line station won its authorisation to perform line maintenance works on the E170 aircraft in August and the organisation’s specialists plan to start maintaining the type within the fleet of S7 Airlines – the only Russian operator of the E170 – in September.
“Approval for the provision of maintenance works on the Embraer E170 at our acting line station at Irkutsk airport now allows S7 Airlines to schedule flights of these regional aircraft from Irkutsk to non-base airports,” comments Sergey Kravchenko, S7 Technics’ regional sales director.
In preparation for the launch of its new E170 capabilities, all the necessary equipment and tools, including spare parts and consumables, have been purchased, whilst the station’s specialists have been trained up to work on the new type of aircraft at certified training centres in Russia and Poland. They also now have a 24/7 access to Embraer’s technical documentation.
S7 Technics launched its Irkutsk airport line station in 2006. In addition to the E170, its specialists are approved for maintenance works on Boeing 737 CL/NGs, Boeing 767s and the Airbus A320 ceo/neo family of aircraft.
Apart from Irkutsk, S7 Technics provides on-going line maintenance at five other Russian airports: Domodedovo (DME), Sheremetyevo (SVO), Tolmachevo (OVB), Vladivostok (VVO) and at Yakutsk (YKS).
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, 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