Technics, Russia’s leading independent MRO provider has launched a new shop which
specializes in maintenance and repairs of thermal acoustic insulation mats for
Embraer aircraft. The facility is part of company’s cabin interior repair shop
at Moscow Domodedovo airport (DME).
service, the first of its kind in the country is targeted at operators of
Embraer aircraft in Russia and wider CIS, by allowing them to repair these
components locally, instead of going through more costly and time consuming
procedure of having to order and import new components from foreign providers. Now,
with the new facility, the costs of maintenance will decrease several-fold.
have undergone training with Safran, and the MRO provider has completed all
internal and external audits prior to winning EASA approval for this newest
addition to its capability list. The facility has been fitted with cutting-edge
equipment, the company says.
acoustic insulation (TAI) mats are located between fuselage skins and cabin’s
interior panels, as well as inside doors, in baggage holds and beneath the
floor in lavatories. It is the latter two locations, where the mats are most
vulnerable to wear and defects, explains Tatyana Kharitonova, interior repair
shop manager for S7 Technics.
aircraft are scheduled for their C-checks soon, and we expect to be busy”, –
Tatyana Kharitonova says, adding that the new capability will be in high demand
with all Embraer aircraft operators in the region.
In the near
future S7 Technics plans to expand its thermal acoustic insulation capabilities
to Airbus aircraft. “The staff has been trained, the equipment has been
purchased, and there’s a dedicated space for these works,” the company reports.
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