S7 Technics’ volume of maintenance work increased by 2.5% in 2020
At the end of the past year, S7 Technics specialists performed 413 A-Checks and 84 C-Checks which is 2.5% more than in 2019
At the end of the past year, S7 Technics specialists performed 413 A-Checks and 84 C-Checks which is 2.5% more than in 2019.
In 2020, the company’s technical specialists spent 2.035 million man-hours, which is 5.5% less than in 2019. This is due to a decrease in the number of line maintenance checks performed due to the limitations associated with the pandemic.
Specialists of the engine repair shop repaired and handed to customers over 21 aircraft engines, some of them were repaired by specialists of the engine repair shop on the provider’s base at Mineralnye Vody.
The past year was difficult for aviation, due to the impact of the global pandemic and the decline in international and regional air travel. The decline in the global aircraft maintenance market in 2020 was about 39%. Experts predict the growth of the MRO industry only in 2022. Taking into account the new situation in the industry, the Russian provider of maintenance and repair of aircraft had to adapt its activities to the changed demand in the market and redistribute the structure of the work performed.
During 2020, S7 Technics has restructured its operations, focusing on the most popular services among customers: base maintenance, engineering services and redelivery checks. These measures helped to evenly distribute the loading of hangars, since a large amount of base maintenance was performed during the summer period, when the intensity of fleet operation by airlines was reduced. Over the past year, S7 Techniques specialists have completed 11 redelivery checks.
Working in the new environment also led to an internal reallocation of engineering and technical specialists to the most relevant areas of work. The measures taken made it possible not only to avoid cuts in production staff, but also to recruit qualified specialists, while other companies reduced the number of staff to minimize costs.
“In 2020, S7 Technics continued to invest in most of our projects. These are works on the reconstruction of the building at Sheremetyevo airport, where workshops for the repair of auxiliary power units (APU) and hospital repair of aircraft engines will be located, as well as a project for the construction of additional hangar areas in Novosibirsk. In the next two years, we plan to get a permit to perform maintenance of the APU and major repairs of the CFM56 – 5B/7B engines ” said Roman Fedorov, Deputy General Director of S7 Technics for Economics and Finance.
More recently, S7 Technics became one of the first Russian MRO providers to use AMOS MRO Edition as the main information system for maintaining the airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft of Russian and foreign customers.
In 2020, in order to improve internal efficiency and optimize work processes, S7 Technics switched to the new version of the AMOS information system 19.12. Using this system makes it easier to interact with customers and partners, as many companies in the aviation industry also use AMOS to improve their work processes.
This year, S7 Technics will focus on the development of its most popular products: providing engineering support services, redelivery checks and engine repairs. The leading Russian MRO provider also plans to expand its client portfolio by working with foreign companies, air cargo carriers and lessors.
Specialists of the leading Russian MRO provider performed the first form of a-Check maintenance for the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft of Red Wings airline at its base at Domodedovo airport.
About hangars load, cargo transportation and plans for the near future
Until 2012, the aircraft flew as part of one of the passenger airlines’ fleet, and then it was converted into a cargo aircraft and transferred to ATRAN airlines
Tactile stickers are installed on the aircraft to make it easier for visually impaired passengers to find their way in the aircraft cabin