VTS Jets cleared to provide full maintenance on Bombardier aircraft
Russian business aviation MRO provider VTS Jets, a participant in JetExpo 2017, has successfully passed another EASA audit. The company will now be able to expand its list of services.
Based at Moscow’s Vnukovo-3 bizav terminal, VTS Jets will expand its range of services to Bombardier Global business jets (including the checks performed every 1,000 flight hours, every 24 months, every 450 cycles, and every 1,500 hours of APU operation), as well as to Challenger 300/350 aircraft (1,000 flight hours, 12 months, 450 cycles, and 2,000 APU hours); Challenger 604/605/650s (1,200 flight hours, 12 months, 600 flights, and 1,500 APU hours); and Challenger 850s (1,000 flight hours, 12 months, 300 cycles, and 1,500 APU hours).
VTS Jets now plans to significantly increase its business, the company told Russian Aviation Insider. In January-August 2017, the provider’s personnel worked nearly twice the number of hours year-on-year.
The company attributes this growth to an influx of clients from Russia and abroad, and also to its having been awarded a FAP-285 certificate by the Federal Air Transport Agency, which allows it to perform maintenance on aircraft with Russian registration.
The provider also stresses that it successfully broke into the continuous airworthiness maintenance market in early 2017.
As was reported at JetExpo 2016, VTS Jets and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services signed an agreement last year to establish a maintenance center for Bombardier business jets operated in Russia and the CIS. Asked about the project’s current status, a VTS Jets spokesperson said that work on the joint venture continues.
By Artyom Korenyako
Russian Aviation Insider
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