Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana has chosen Russian MRO provider S7 Technics to perform base maintenance for its Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
The work will be completed this summer at S7 Technics’ base in Novosibirsk, Russia, where the specialists team has been performing heavy maintenance on Boeing 757 since 2013.
The specialists will perform a C-check for the first time for two Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
S7 Technics is the only Russian MRO provider that performs heavy maintenance on this type of aircraft beyond the Urals. Tolmachevo airport (Novosibirsk) is only 1.5 hours away from the airport of Almaty, so the ferry flight cost of Boeing 757-200 aircraft for will be minimal.
Air Astana fleet’s includes four Boeing 757-200 aircraft, all of which will be replaced with the modern ones as part of the renovation programme.
After the C-check on S7 Technics base in Novosibirsk, one Boeing 757-200 will be redelivered to the lessor. Therefore, the provider’s specialists will have to perform additional work on this aircraft.
Active cooperation between the MRO provider and Air Astana began in 2016. Since that time, S7 Technics has painted eight aircraft at Mineralnye Vody base and performed heavy maintenance on nine aircraft.
Senior sales at S7 Technics, Denis Sarbin, said: “In 2018, we signed a five-year aircraft maintenance agreement with Air Astana. Initially, Boeing 767 and Airbus A320 family has been covered.
“According to the needs of the customer and the great experience of S7 Technics in Boeing 757 heavy maintenance, Air Astana decided to extend the contract to this type of aircraft.
Specialists from the S7 Technics base at Novosibirsk have been performing heavy maintenance on Boeing 757 since 2013. Air Astana aircraft will be the 40th and 41st in their practice.”
S7 Technics’ facilities are certified by EASA, Bermuda DCA, the Russian Aviation Authority, and a number of other national aviation authorities to carry out maintenance for different types of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft airliners.
For more information about S7 Technics and its services, visit 7technics.ru.