The joint venture between Russia’s Engineering Holding and Israel’s TAT Technologies, TAT Engineering, received its EASA Part 145 certificate.
The JV based at Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport in Siberia will repair aircraft heat exchangers for Airbus A320; Boeing 737, 757 and 767; and Bombardier CRJ100/200 aircraft.
The JV says this maintenance service is a first in Russia. Previously Sibir Technics, part of Engineering Holdings, offered surface repairs but anything more serious had to be shipped outside of the country.
The JV has capacity to repair 1,200 heat exchangers annually but expects to complete about 600 this year due to the mid-year launch.
A TAT Engineering spokesman say the company “is developing its own base of clients at the moment” and expects to work with Russian Airlines S7, Globus and UVT Aero.
The Novosibirsk facility hopes to receive FAA approval by the end of 2017.