Novosibirsk-based TAT Engineering, a joint venture between Russia’s S7 Technics Holding and Israel’s TAT Technologies, and a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on aircraft heat exchangers, has successfully completed certification procedures according to the standards of the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In doing so, TAT Engineering has become the only Russian company entitled to provide maintenance and repair services on heat exchangers for western-built aircraft as an FAA Part-145 approved organisation. The company won its European credentials with EASA Part-145 approval gained in the spring of 2017.
Possessing the US certificate means TAT Engineering is now permitted to offer its customers heat exchanger repair services with full certification of components at the Novosibirsk facility. “Before, there was just one option: to send components for repairs and certification abroad. The FAA approval gives TAT Engineering the opportunity to receive orders for heavy maintenance of heat exchangers and thereby attract new customers. In turn, our clients have the opportunity to significantly reduce their costs and cut down times. For example, while an aircraft is getting its C-check done at S7 Technics facility at Tolmachevo airport, we manage to perform maintenance and certify components after repair,” Denis Elnikov, TAT Engineering’s general director explains.
There are now three convincing reasons for partnering with TAT Engineering. The company claims that its prices are below those of foreign providers for the same services. Secondly, the shop visit times are two to three times less than those required when components are sent abroad; and thirdly, there is now no need to send components outside Russia, thereby eliminating the costs associated with transportation, Customs clearance and warehouse handling.
Under its FAA certificate, TAT Engineering is entitled to service 13 types of heat exchanger equipment, installed on Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft.
The joint venture between S7 Technics Holding and TAT Technologies only entered the aircraft heat exchanger market in the spring of 2017 and yet, by the end of 2018, TAT Engineering will have handled almost 250 components, more than double that of last year.
TAT Technologies’ subsidiary, TAT Limco, which specializes in maintenance and repair of heat exchange units, is an active participant in the creation and development of the new facility.
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