Volga-Dnepr Technics wins another approval for B777 maintenance

Volga-Dnepr Technics Russia’s independent MRO provider is certified by the EASA for line maintenance of Boeing 777-200/-300 and Airbus A320neo aircraft in Moscow (VDTM)

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to conduct maintenance on Boeing 777-200/-300 aircraft at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The Russian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider, part of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, will also maintain the Airbus A320neo at the Moscow airport.

Earlier this year, VDTM attained the certification from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) for the maintenance of the GE90-powered Boeing 777-200/-300 types. Bermuda is currently Russia’s most popular ‘off-shore’ jurisdiction for registering passenger aircraft.

EASA’s approval for similar aircraft types will allow the company “to cooperate with new customers”, says a company statement.

VDTM specialists at the line maintenance station (LMS) at Sheremetyevo provide maintenance to three Boeing 777s operated by Russian leisure carrier Royal Flight airlines.

Commenting on the news, Konstantin Surkov, chief executive of Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow, enthuses: “We are very pleased to see that our customers’ fleet is expanding and replenishing with new types of aircraft, the maintenance of which they entrust to VDTM.

“Over the past year, we have expanded the scope of services provided to Royal Flight airlines, previously guaranteeing support for Boeing 737NG maintenance, as well as covering components repair. Continuous improvement and expansion of the service range in response to customer requests facilitates our development. In addition to approval for the Boeing 777, we have also expanded the EASA certificate [to include] the Airbus A320neo at our main LMS in Sheremetyevo,” Surkov adds.

VDTM, which has been active in the Russian MRO market since 2009, provides maintenance of aircraft types of Boeing and Airbus, the two largest international aircraft manufacturers.

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