Aeroflot completes first C-check program on its Boeing 777s in Russia
A-Technics performs heavy checks on Russian flag carrier’s four Triple Sevens
A-Technics, Aeroflot group’s in-house aircraft MRO provider has successfully completed first C-check program covering four Aeroflot Airline’s Boeing 777-300ER widebodies scheduled for 2021.
Previously, Aeroflot performed heavy checks at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services in China. Russian flag carrier’s fleet includes 20 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
On each of the four aircraft, the provider carried out maintenance in one of the most labor-intensive forms ― 1C and 8Y, which is carried out every eight years. All aircraft were returned to the operator in time, A-Technics said.
Aeroflot’s first Boeing 777 started C-check in April this year, immediately after the commissioning of a brand new hangar complex at carrier’s base airport, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, where maintenance was carried out. Since then, each aircraft underwent a heavy form of periodic maintenance for about a month, during which a significant number of detailed inspections, modifications and other types of work were performed. During the work, a modern dock system for wide-body aircraft was used.
A-Technics received EASA approval to conduct C-check on Boeing 777 aircraft in November 2017; the company has already performed similar work on the Triple Sevens of the Rossiya Airlines (also part of the Aeroflot group) and is claimed to be the only organization on the territory of the Russian Federation and wider CIS with unique competencies in performing heavy forms of servicing Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 aircraft.
C-check is a heavy form of maintenance that is carried out on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft every 15,000 flight hours, or 6,000 flight cycles, or 1,125 days (whichever comes first).
The prospects and challenges facing Russia’s and CIS’ MRO industry will be discussed and thoroughly explored at the MRO Russia & CIS 2021 conference and exhibition (September 15-16), the 16th iteration of the largest annual event in Eastern Europe and Central Asia that is focused solely on covering the crucial issues of the MRO services for the region’s fast recovering air transport industry
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