Russia’s largest independent aircraft maintenance and engineering provider Engineering Holding (working under brand name of S7 Technics since early 2018) has announced structural changes aimed at further improvement of the operational efficiency of its two main businesses – maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and industrial activity.
Whilst Engineering Holding used to unite several companies involved both in production and in aircraft maintenance, now the two lines of business have been distinctly separated.
The corporate brand name S7 Technics now applies exclusively to the MRO service provider S7 Engineering Ltd merged with Sibir Technic which manages three heavy maintenance bases at Domodedovo (Moscow), Mineralnye Vody and Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) airports as well as line stations at Vladivostok, Irkutsk and Yakutsk. All of the appropriate licences and certificates, including EASA Part 145 and EASA Part 21J, have been fully transferred to S7 Engineering.
S7 Technics’ current strategic role within S7 Group is to develop competences in maintenance and continued airworthiness of aircraft produced by Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Sukhoi Civil Co (SCAC). Vladimir Perekrestov has been appointed to the general director of S7 Technics.
In turn, Engineering Ltd will focus on industrial research, development and production and will have Penza-based Special Design Bureau for Turbochargers, S7 Development Center, as well as light business/utility aircraft Project Victory under its wing, along with some other production and engineering assets. It will also manage the Novosibirsk-based TAT Engineering, joint venture with TAT Technologies, which specializes in aircraft heat exchanger system repairs.
Igor Panshin, the deputy general director of S7 Technics, says of the early after effects of the restructuring: “We decided to improve the management efficiency in each of the two businesses run by S7 Technics, so we separated the industrial development and production elements from aircraft maintenance, two really very different businesses. We are confident that, for S7 Technics, this measure is a step towards the optimisation of its business processes whilst providing simplified, more efficient customer relations. Now S7 Technics stands for just one company, not three different organisations.”
The prospects and challenges facing Russia’s MRO industry will be discussed and thoroughly explored at the MRO Russia & CIS 2020 conference and exhibition, the 15th iteration of the largest annual event in Eastern Europe and Central Asia that is focused solely on covering the crucial issues of the fast-developing and restructuring MRO services for the region’s air transport industry
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