Russian airline Utair Aviation has selected StandardAero to provide overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-500s.

    StandardAero will conduct overhaul work at its OEM-authorised PW100 designated overhaul facilities in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada and Gonesse, France.

    The new agreement continues an existing relationship. StandardAero has supported Utair’s PW127M engine fleet with hot section inspection (HSI) repairs and warranty inspections for several years. StandardAero has also previously provided Utair with repair services in support of its fleet of Airbus H125 light turbine helicopters.

    “This new agreement is a renewed confirmation of the exceptional level of cooperation between our respective engineering teams,” said Utair’s technical director Albert Salimov.

    “StandardAero and Utair will continue working together to build the conditions required for the optimum levels of dispatch reliability which will underpin our growth path as one of the leaders in the Russian market.”

    StandardAero president of airlines and fleets Lewis Prebble commented: “This agreement further extends StandardAero’s reputation as a favoured provider of engine and APU support to Russia’s air carriers, predicated on our industry-leading turn-around times and delivered quality.”