RBC: Russian airline “Aeroflot” for the first time sent a plane for repair to Iran
MOSCOW, April 10 – RIA Novosti. For the first time, Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, sent a plane to Iran for repair. red blood cell With reference to sources close to the carrier and its representative.
According to RBC sources, Aeroflot discussed the possibility of maintenance in Iran for several months. The primary task of sending the first A330 to Mahan Air for repair is to service the aircraft’s landing gear. Previously, Aeroflot used the capacities of other providers for these purposes, in particular Hong Kong’s HAECO. In the summer of 2021, the carrier signed a new long-term agreement with this company for the maintenance and overhaul of aircraft components. But international sanctions, among other things, affected the repair services and the supply of spare parts to Russian carriers.
According to the representative of the carrier to which the publication refers, the maintenance of the Airbus A330 aircraft in Iran will be carried out by the provider for a wide range of tasks. Mahan Air has the required material base, certifications and vast experience, the provider performs the maintenance with high quality. The competence of Iranian companies in aircraft maintenance and repair will complement the Aeroflot Group’s capabilities.
Western countries imposed harsh sanctions against Russia in connection with the special operation in Ukraine. In particular, the EU banned the supply of civil aircraft and spare parts to the Russian Federation and obligated the lessors to terminate their contracts with Russian airlines. Aircraft maintenance and insurance services were also banned, while the European Union, the United States, Canada and a number of other countries closed the air to Russian planes.
The Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Savelyev, told reporters at the end of March, that more than 200 certified organizations in the Russian Federation carry out aircraft maintenance, and this is enough for the current fleet.
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