UTair to service Boeing 737s in Sharjah
Russia’s fourth largest airline UTair selected Volga-Dnepr Gulf, a UAE-based maintenance subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, to provide maintenance services on its five Boeing 737 aircraft.
According to Volga-Dnepr, the checks will be performed at Volga-Depr Gulf’s facilities at Sharjah Airport before the end of the year. The first aircraft has already arrived at the UAE and the works have started. It is likely a 1998-built Boeing 737-500 with tail number VQ-BJV.
“We’ll do a C4-check and a six-year check, and all of relevant airworthiness directives and service bulletins,” a spokesperson for the provider commented.
UTair Group has in-house maintenance facilities, and has two subsidiaries that provide MRO services – Ural Aviation Service in Ufa and TS Technic with hangar complexes in Tyumen and Surgut. Both providers hold EASA Part 145 and OTAR 145 licenses entitling them to perform line and base maintenance on a number of aircraft types, including Boeing 737.
However the airline says its maintenance capacities are overloaded with work at the moment. “Our facilities and staff are completely loaded with their maintenance tasks this season, so we opted for Volga-Dnepr to do some tasks for us,” UTair’s representative told Russian Aviation Insider.
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