Russian MRO provider S7 Technics has announced plans to obtain EASA’s approval for its second engine shop in September this year.
The company is launching the CFM International CFM56 maintenance facility at its Mineralnye Vody base, Alexey Starkov, head of S7 Technics’ engine maintenance division, told Russian Aviation Insider on the sidelines of the MRO Russia & CIS convention in Moscow.
Russia’s first (and, so far, only) CFM56 repair shop was opened at S7 Technics’ Domodedovo base in 2016 with support from the Swiss partner SR Technics. According to Starkov, the second facility should have four times the capacity of the existing shop. Construction works have been completed, and the requisite equipment procured.
The Mineralnye Vody facility will offer an array of services, including the so-called hospital shop on the -5В/-7В/-3 versions of the CFM56 engine. The company confirms requests from potential customers but does not disclose any details.
S7 Technics’ intention to launch a shop for the CFM56-5B/7B, which powers Rrussia’s most popular Airbus and Boeing aircraft types, was first announced in March 2017. According to the initial plans, the new facility was to be similar to the existing one, and was scheduled to become operational in late 2017.
As reported at the time, the project was in response to the growing demand for engine repair services in the region, something that could not be covered by a single maintenance shop.
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