Spektr-Avia Technic enters Russia’s MRO market with Bermudan approval
Spektr-Avia Technic, the Russian subsidiary of the Ulyanovsk-based Spektr-Avia aircraft painting shop, has won OTAR Part 145-approval from the aviation authorities of Bermuda (BCAA), a status which entitles the company to provide maintenance services on Bermuda-registered aircraft.
From September of this year the company will be able to offer maintenance services up to A-checks on Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 family aircraft, as well as other services such as weighing, centre of gravity calculations, the balancing of control surfaces and the repair of metal and composite structures. It will also provide support services for its parent’s aircraft painting business, the company has informed Russian Aviation Insider.
Spektr-Avia Technic will use its parent’s existing maintenance facilities with their capacity for the simultaneous handling of up to four Boeing 737-sized aircraft and, in addition, will have access to another two-aircraft capacity hangar that is currently being constructed by its sister company Spektr-Aero and which is scheduled to become operational in the first quarter of 2020.
Spektr-Avia Technic is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Spektr-Avia, and was created to support the painting operations of its parent, which means it now doesn’t have to outsource such services to other organisations, thereby saving costs and enhancing quality control.
Initially Spektr-Avia was considering applying for EASA Part 145 approval, but since the majority of the fleet operated in Russia is registered in Bermuda, the company finally instead opted for OTAR approval, although it may eventually revert to its initial plans, the company told Russian Aviation Insider.
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