S7 Technics, Russia’s leading independent MRO provider has launched a new shop which specializes in maintenance and repairs of thermal acoustic insulation mats for Embraer aircraft. The facility is part of company’s cabin interior repair shop at Moscow Domodedovo airport (DME).
The service, the first of its kind in the country is targeted at operators of Embraer aircraft in Russia and wider CIS, by allowing them to repair these components locally, instead of going through more costly and time consuming procedure of having to order and import new components from foreign providers. Now, with the new facility, the costs of maintenance will decrease several-fold.
S7 Technics have undergone training with Safran, and the MRO provider has completed all internal and external audits prior to winning EASA approval for this newest addition to its capability list. The facility has been fitted with cutting-edge equipment, the company says.
Thermal acoustic insulation (TAI) mats are located between fuselage skins and cabin’s interior panels, as well as inside doors, in baggage holds and beneath the floor in lavatories. It is the latter two locations, where the mats are most vulnerable to wear and defects, explains Tatyana Kharitonova, interior repair shop manager for S7 Technics.
“Several aircraft are scheduled for their C-checks soon, and we expect to be busy”, – Tatyana Kharitonova says, adding that the new capability will be in high demand with all Embraer aircraft operators in the region.
In the near future S7 Technics plans to expand its thermal acoustic insulation capabilities to Airbus aircraft. “The staff has been trained, the equipment has been purchased, and there’s a dedicated space for these works,” the company reports.
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