Swiss MRO provider approved for Russian-registered civil rotorcraft and props

RUAG Aviation RUAG Aviation now licensed for helicopters and propeller aircraft with Russian civil registrations (RUAG Aviation)

RUAG Aviation, the aeronautics arm of Swiss technology company RUAG, has been approved for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of civil helicopters and propeller aircraft registered in Russia.

The latest endorsement is an extension to the existing 2016 approvals awarded to RUAG by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) for business jets, and includes helicopters and propeller aircraft within the standard RUAG type ratings portfolio.

RUAG holds Authorised Service Centre status from the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for all of the newly approved types. Other services provided by the company include component MRO, avionics and cockpit upgrades and cabin refurbishment, as well as airframe services for helicopters.

Dedicated facilities for the newly included aircraft platforms are maintained at the RUAG Aviation Switzerland sites at Sion, Lugano-Agno and Locarno.

“This certification allows us to offer our Russia-based customers full MRO and engineering support across their aircraft portfolios,” states Markus Mayer, RUAG Aviation’s regional sales director, Europe. “At the same time, it also confirms to our current business jet customers that they can continue to rely on prompt aircraft availability and optimised downtimes for their helicopter and propeller aircraft as well.”

Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the Swiss company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.

RUAG Aviation describes itself as a supplier, support provider, systems and components integrator for aviation. It is a noted authorised service centre for such OEMs as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Cirrus, Dassault Aviation, Diamond, Embraer, Leonardo, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Textron Aviation and Piper, as well as a service centre for Bombardier, 328 Support Services, Viking and MD Helicopters.

The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228 aircraft. RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21/G EASA Production Organisation, and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.

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