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Volga-Dnepr Gulf approved by India authorities

Volga-Dnepr Gulf gets DGCA CAR 145 approval for Boeing 747, 737 and Airbus A320 maintenance in India Volga-Dnepr Gulf will provide maintenance services to India-registered aircraft at its base at Sharjah (Photo by Volga-Dnepr Gulf)

Volga-Dnepr Gulf, the UAE-based subsidiary of the Russian MRO provider Volga-Dnepr Technics, has announced it had received approval of the aviation authorities of India for providing unrestricted line and base maintenance to Boeing 747-400, 737CL and NG and Airbus A320 family aircraft registered in India. The DGCA CAR 145 was issued on February 27 based on the results of an audit conducted in December 2016, the company said.

The provider is expecting to see Indian-registered aircraft at its hangar complex at Sharjah airport. Volga-Dnepr Gulf’s Mikhail Khoroshaev emphasized that operators from South Asia specifically asked the company to arrange maintenance for their fleets. However he did not disclose any details. “At this stage of negotiations we are not ready to name specific airlines. As soon as we get the first aircraft in our hangar, we’ll tell,” he said to Russian Aviation Insider.

According to Khoroshaev, the provider is gearing up to launch services for operators from other countries as well.

Along with its base in Sharjah, Volga-Dnepr Gulf runs a facility in Fujeirah. It holds approvals from European and UAE authorities to service Boeing 747-200/300/400, Boeing 737 Classic/NG and Airbus A320 aircraft. It also maintains airworthiness of Ilyushin Il-76, Il-76TD and Antonov An- 24/26/32/74/124 freighters.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf’s customers include UTair, CargoLogicAir (the cargo carrier, UK-based subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group). It also provides Boeing 747s operated by Rossiya Airlines.

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