Russia’s Utair selected StandardAero to provide PW127M overhaul support
The MRO services are in support of carrier’s ATR 72 fleet
Utair, Russia’s sixth largest passenger airline, has selected StandardAero to provide overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-500 regional turboprops. StandardAero will support Utair from its OEM-authorized PW100 designated overhaul facilities in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France.
This new agreement extends the existing relationship between the two companies. StandardAero has supported Utair’s PW127M engine fleet with hot section inspection (HSI) repairs and warranty inspections for several years. US MRO provider has also previously provided Utair with repair services in support of its fleet of Airbus H125 light turbine helicopters.
“StandardAero and Utair will continue working together to build the conditions required for the optimum levels of dispatch reliability which will underpin our growth path as one of the leaders in the Russian market,” – Albert Salimov, Utair Technical Director said.
“We are grateful to have been entrusted with the support of Utair’s PW127M engine fleet, and look forward to growing our joint relationship over the coming years,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “This agreement further extends StandardAero’s reputation as a favored provider of engine and APU support to Russia’s air carriers, predicated on our industry-leading turn-around times and delivered quality.”
Utair flies to 140 destinations in Russia, including over 75 destinations for which it is the only carrier. Surgut-headquartered airline operates more than 50 aircraft, including 14 ATR 72 turboprops.
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.
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