Russian independent MRO provider Engineering Holding will open a second facility for maintenance and repairs of CFM International CFM56-5B/7B engines at its base in Mineralnye Vody, Southern Russia. A similar station is already operational at the company’s facility at Moscow Domodedovo airport, so the provider will double its engine repair capabilities, Engineering’s deputy general director for finance Roman Fyodorov announced at the MRO Russia & CIS conference. The decision was made as a response to the increasing demand for engine repairs.
“One facility just wasn’t enough to handle all customer requests,” Fyodorov explained, adding that the new station was scheduled to become operational before the end of the year.
The first CFM 5B/7B engine repair shop, which Engineering opened at the premises of its subsidiary S7 Engineering based at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport in summer 2016, is the only CFM repair station in Russia so far. The company partnered Swiss-based provider SR Technics for the project, but all works are done under S7 Engineering’s own EASA Part 145 license.
As of today, Domodedovo station has so far performed 46 engine repairs, including 16 so called hospital repairs. According to Fyodorov, opening of the station in Russia helped its customers save cumulatively up to $2 million. Russia’s largest carrier Aeroflot and its subsidiary Rossiya are both the station’s customers.
CFM56-5B/7B engines power Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG, the most popular narrow-body aircraft in Russia as well as elsewhere in the world.
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