Volga-Dnepr Gulf wins maintenance approval for Boeing 777s

VD Gulf The Russian cargo airline’s UAE-based MRO facility extends its scope of services (VDG)

VD Gulf (VDG), the Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup company within Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, has won Bermuda aviation authorities approval to maintain and repair the Boeing 777 aircraft type.

The Middle East aircraft technical services provider, with its location at Sharjah in the UAE, can now provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for customers with B777 fleets. With this approval, VDG has extended its base and line maintenance capability from B747-400s, B737 CL/NGs and Airbus A320 family aircraft to include the B777-200/300.

Ayrat Gilmutdinov, VDG’s commercial director, states: “We know that the introduction of the B777 into our work scope will benefit not only companies working with VD Gulf, but the region as well, facilitating an upgrade of the MRO market in Sharjah and the Middle East by improving overall quality of service. We managed to secure the certification within the shortest timeframe possible in compliance with standard procedures and we will put all our efforts and resources into meeting our customers’ expectations.”

The Boeing 777 has been in operation for more than 20 years and it is expected that in excess of 400 of the type will be delivered up to the year 2030, with a high number of them being ordered by airlines located in the Middle East region.

Volga-Dnepr Group’s own carriers, together with its closely associated sister company CargoLogicHolding, signed a letter of intent last July for the Russian air cargo transportation giant to acquire 29 freighter versions of the Boeing 777.

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