Russia's MRO provider, which is granted the status of Honeywell channel partner, will be able to provide authorized services to APU of 131-9A/B and RE-220 types, said the company March 5. It will perform APU depot level maintenance which is defined as total disassembly, inspection, repair, reassembly and functional test of an engine.
In 2019 S7 Technics and Honeywell will agree on the production site location in European Russia; start personnel training; and buy and install new equipment and test benches that are necessary for the applicable types of APUs. The expected repair capacity is approximately 50 APU per year.
“Putting into operation of the repair base with the help of our Honeywell colleagues will be a very good platform for further development of powerplant and component technical maintenance,” S7 Engineering general director Marat Tereschenko says.
S7 Technics is an MRO in the S7 Group and provides maintenance services for Western and Russian aircraft in Russia and CIS. The group comprises Novosibirsk Tolmachevo-based Sibir Technics and Moscow Domodedovo-based S7 Engineering, which also has a unit at Mineralnye Vody airport in the south of Russia.
Earlier this year the provider announced its training facilities expansion as it responds to growing demand for maintenance staff training for Western-built aircraft such as the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX.