Aeroflot has opened a new 15,000sq m hangar at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Located in the airport’s Northern Terminal Complex, the hangar will be operated by the airline’s MRO subsidiary A-Technics. It comprises three scheduled and unscheduled maintenance workshops, two cabin interior maintenance workshops and an aircraft and component repair workshop.
The complex houses two storage facilities for spare parts, materials, tools and equipment. The office space of the building will be occupied by Aeroflot’s technical control and planning and priorities co-ordination divisions, as well as the chief engineer’s office.
Aeroflot said all types of Western- and Russian-built aircraft will be serviced at the hangar. It can simultaneously accommodate a widebody aircraft such as an 777 or A330 and two Sukhoi SuperJet 100s, in a space of 7,250sq m.
The hangar features modern security systems, air ventilation and filtration systems, and automated fire-control systems. A round-the-clock control unit monitors the building’s engineering systems in real time.
Inside the hangar, a telescopic work platform facilitates maintenance and repair operations on any part of an aircraft while an integrated PIT system has been installed to supply power to aircraft.
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a permit to put the hangar in operation on 15 March 2021.
A-Technics has MRO capabilities on 737, 777, A350, A320 family and SSJ 100 aircraft.