TAT Engineering adds the SSJ100 and MC-21 to its heat exchanger portfolio

TAT Engineering TAT Engineering is located close to Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo Airport in Siberia (S7 Technics)

TAT Engineering, the Novosibirsk-based aircraft heat exchanger maintenance specialist, which is a joint venture between Israel’s TAT Technologies and Russia’s S7 Technics, is planning on winning FAP-285 approval from the Russian authorities this year, the company’s general director Denis Yelnikov revealed at the Shaping the Future conference at the MRO Russia & CIS 2019 event in Moscow.

Certification is required to allow the company to provide maintenance services on the Russian-built Superjet 100 regional jet and the advanced MC-21 narrow-body, which is currently undergoing certification testing, as well as for Mil Mi-8 helicopters.

The Russian licence will complement TAT Engineering’s existing European and USA approvals. Founded in 2016, TAT Engineering secured its EASA Part 145 approval in the spring of 2017, followed by FAA certification in December last year, making it the only company in Russia approved by the FAA to perform heavy maintenance on western-built heat exchanging equipment. Currently, the company specialises in repairing heat exchangers for the Airbus A320, the Boeing 737/757/767 range, as well as the Bombardier CRJ100/200 aircraft types.

This year TAT Engineering is expanding its capabilities under its EASA Part 145 approval to offer oil cooler maintenance for auxiliary power units (APUs) installed on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. A similar approval is also expected from the Russian and US authorities.

It late 2018 the company announced new contracts with the two Russian carriers Globus (which operates as S7 Airlines) and NordWind, as well as Kazakhstan’s flag carrier Air Astana.

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