S7 Technics says it has completed 85 per cent of the construction of what will be the first Honeywell auxiliary power unit (APU) repair facility in Russia and CIS.

    The facility is located at Sheremetyevo Airport, and S7 Technics is aiming to open it in the fourth quarter of 2021.

    S7 Technics has been named as an authorised Honeywell partner for APU services on 131-9A/B and RE-220 types, which are installed on A320 family aircraft, 737s and Russian SSJ-100s.

    Most of the main equipment intended for the washing and inspection of the APUs and some types of repairs have been delivered, the MRO company said. The remaining tools will be delivered upon completion of the construction of the facility.

    In the future repair facility, S7 Technics specialists will perform major repairs of aircraft auxiliary power units, which includes total reassembly, cleaning of parts, components and assemblies, as well as their inspection. The unusable parts will either be repaired or replaced with new original spare parts. After the assembly of the APU, the characteristics of the installation will be confirmed on the test cell.

    “The new S7 Technics production site will allow airlines from Russia and CIS to achieve the time and cost savings, as they will not need to send the Honeywell APU for repairs abroad,” said S7 Technics director of sales and business development Nikita Babkin. “The expected production capacity of the workshop will be up to 50 repaired APUs per year.”

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