Aviation Service Center, a subsidiary of Technodinamika Holding, is negotiating with the UK’s AJW Group (AJ Walter) the prospects of setting up a maintenance workshop for CFM International CFM56 engines in Russia, Technodinamika CEO Igor Nasenkov told Russian Aviation Insider.
Nasenkov said the project launch timeframe and the size of investment it would require are still being discussed. According to his estimate, the facility could service up to eight engines per month.
The CFM56 is one of the most popular engine types in the world, powering Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 narrowbodies. Technodinamika reports that there are 520 such powerplants in operation with Russian airlines.
At present, the only organization in Russia that provides maintenance for this type of engine is Engineering Holding. Last summer the Russian provider opened a dedicated CFM56-5B/7B workshop at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport jointly with Swiss partner SR Technics.
The demand proved so high that it stimulated Engineering to set up a similar shop at Mineralnye Vody Airport. First announced in the spring 2017, the shop is scheduled to become operational before the end of the year.
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