ENGINEERING reports 2017 performance

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 31, 2018 13:54

ENGINEERING reports 2017 performance

In 2017 Russia’s ENGINEERING Holding subsidiaries – S 7 ENGI-NEERING and Sibir Technic – reported having exceeded two million man-hours. Staff at their maintenance facilities at Domodedovo, Mineralnye Vody and Tolmachevo airports completed cumulatively 67 C-checks and 26 D-checks, while the paint shop at Mineralnye Vody redelivered 22 freshly-painted aircraft to operators.

The company also launched maintenance services for two aircraft types, new to the Russian market – the Embraer E170 and the A320neo.

At its Mineralnye Vody base, ENGINEERING carried out complex technical projects for GECAS and SMBC Aviation Capital, while Sibir Technic’s successfully completed contract for heavy maintenance on Turkmenistan Airlines’ Boeing 757-200. Sister company S 7 ENGINEERING helped a Russian start-up airline, Azimuth, with setting up a line maintenance station for its fleet of SSJ 100 regional jets at the carrier’s base Rostov-on-Don Airport (RVI).

Throughout the year ENGINEERING Holding had been increasing its presence on the SSJ100 maintenance market. S7 ENGINEERING won tenders from Gazprom Avia and Aviation Rescue Company of Russia’s Emercom. It was also selected as service provider for the new-generation Russian narrowbody MC-21.

Last year ENGINEERING Holding also continued to develop its international partnerships. In the second half of the year, S7 Engineering’s Do-modedovo facility added new items to the list of aircraft components it services with support of Zodiac Aerospace Services. The list of Zodiac Aerospace products, which can now be serviced in Russia with S 7 EN-GINEERING’s capacities now also includes emergency and oxygen equipment.

Things are gained momentum at ENGINEERING Holding’s line stations in Irkutsk and Vladivostok as well. Last year a number of Asia-based companies involved in the Chinese HNA Group resorted to services of the Russian MRO provider in these locations.

“These are only the brightest events, the highlights of the ENGINEERING Holding’s life in 2017. To cater for the growing demand for our services, our staff have been continuously working on thoroughly improving all sorts of technological processes and developing their own competences. Although this may not be so obvious looking from the outside, but it un-doubtfully contributed to the company’s success,” Igor Panshin, ENGI-NEERING Holding’s deputy general director for planning and sales, comments. “In 2018 we continue to work on streamlining our business pro-cesses, introducing new customer-centered instruments and so on. We are aiming at gradual but consistent growth and we’ll start looking at expanding our geographical presence.”

ENGINEERING Holding’s 2018 plans include launch of dedicated engine maintenance, aircraft seat and cabin equipment service facilities at Mineralnye Vody base, further increasing its presence on the SSJ100 maintenance market, advancing its projects with leasing companies, completing ISO9110 certification and far beyond that.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 31, 2018 13:54