Russian regional carrier Komiaviatrans has awarded an exclusive five-year contract to U.S.-based StandardAero for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on Rolls-Royce AE 3007 turbofan engines. They power the airline’s fleet of six Embraer ERJ 145 regional aircraft.
The maintenance procedures will be carried out at StandardAero’s facilities in Maryville, Tennessee. The U.S. company claimed that it had been selected for offering reliable and cost-effective solution for maintaining the engines, which are operated in the harsh conditions of Russia’s Extreme North.
Syktyvkar-based Komiaviatrans is Russia’s first operator of Embraer E145, 50-seat jets, since 2014. Six aircraft of the type are leased through local lessor Gaztechleasing. The airline is part of an aviation holding, which also manages all airports in Komi Republic of Russia and is owned by the regional administration. The ERJ 145 are operated on regional routes from Syktyvkar, Vorkuta and Usinsk to St. Petersburg, Moscow and holiday destinations in the south of Russia. There are plans to expand the fleet to ten aircraft of the type.
StandardAero is the only U.S.-based AE 3007 Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC). It has provided operators with AE 3007 engine MRO services since 1997. StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. 105-years old company was purchased by Veritas Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in New York City in 2015.
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