SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – April 28, 2021 – Russian airline Utair Aviation JSC (Utair) has selected StandardAero to provide overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-500 regional turboprops. StandardAero will support Utair from its OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France.
This new agreement cements the existing relationship between the two companies. StandardAero has supported Utair’s PW127M engine fleet with hot section inspection (HSI) repairs and warranty inspections for several years, contributing to the airline’s reputation as one of Russia’s most punctual air carriers. StandardAero has also previously provided Utair with repair services in support of its fleet of Airbus H125 light turbine helicopters.
Commenting on the agreement for Utair, Albert Salimov, Technical Director for the airline said, “This new agreement is a renewed confirmation of the exceptional level of cooperation between our respective engineering teams. StandardAero and Utair will continue working together to build the conditions required for the optimum levels of dispatch reliability which will underpin our growth path as one of the leaders in the Russian market.”
“We are grateful to have been entrusted with the support of Utair’s PW127M engine fleet, and look forward to growing our joint relationship over the coming years,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “This agreement further extends StandardAero’s reputation as a favored provider of engine and APU support to Russia’s air carriers, predicated on our industry-leading turn-around times and delivered quality.”
Utair has been named as the ‘Best Regional Airline in Russia and the CIS’ at the international Business Traveller Russia and CIS Awards on multiple occasions. Utair flies to 140 destinations in Russia, including over 75 destinations for which it is the only carrier.
StandardAero is a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the P&W PW100 family, with overhaul facility locations in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France, supported by five service center locations across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop MRO experience, the company provides engine support options and recommendations that are tailored to operators’ specific needs. StandardAero’s service offering on the PW100 family also includes engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services, as a CAMP Systems Designated Analysis Center (DAC).