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Aeroflot completes first C-check program on its Boeing 777s in Russia

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A-Technics, the Aeroflot group’s in-house aircraft MRO supplier, has completed the first C-check program for four Aeroflot Airline Boeing 777-300ER widebodies scheduled for 2021.

Aeroflot had previously undertaken extensive examinations at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services in China. The Russian flag carrier’s fleet consists of 20 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

The supplier performed maintenance on each of the four airplanes in one of the most labor-intensive forms, 1C and 8Y, which is done every eight years. According to A-Technics, all aircraft were returned to the operator on time.

Aeroflot’s first Boeing 777 began C-check in April of this year, shortly following the completion of a fresh new hangar complex at the carrier’s base airport, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, where maintenance was performed. Since then, each aircraft has undergone a month of extensive periodic maintenance, which included a substantial number of detailed inspections, upgrades, and other sorts of work. A sophisticated dock system for wide-body aircraft was used during the work.

A-Technics received EASA approval in November 2017 to perform C-checks on Boeing 777 aircraft; the company has previously performed similar work on the Triple Sevens of Rossiya Airlines (also part of the Aeroflot group) and claims to be the only organization on the territory of the Russian Federation and the wider CIS with unique competencies in performing heavy forms of servicing Boeing 777 and B777 aircraft.

C-check is a heavy kind of maintenance that is carried out on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft every 15,000 flight hours, or 6,000 flight cycles, or 1,125 days (whichever comes first) (whichever comes first).

The prospects and challenges confronting Russia’s and the CIS’ MRO industry will be discussed and thoroughly explored at the MRO Russia & CIS 2021 conference and exhibition (September 15-16), the 16th iteration of the largest annual event in Eastern Europe and Central Asia solely dedicated to covering the critical issues of MRO services for the region’s rapidly recovering air transport industry.

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