Aeroflot Group has an efficient aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) system that enables to service the fleet of Aeroflot airline and subsidiaries as well as provide services to third party customers. MRO operations focus on keeping the fleet in good condition, and ensuring high reliability, flight safety and on-time performance.
The maintenance and repair policy of Aeroflot Group’s airlines provides for strict compliance with the requirements of countries of registration, maintenance programmes and aircraft lease agreements. It is focused on enhancing capacity and technical competencies, rolling out cutting edge technological solutions, and employee training and development, while constantly improving performance.
Each of the Group’s companies has departments responsible for airworthiness and maintenance of operated aircraft. The airlines also cooperate with one another under signed agreements.
Aeroflot Group has in place a strategic programme to centralise maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components. The centralisation provides for separating base and line maintenance.
In late 2015, as part of its strategy, the Group established LLC A-Technics, its new aircraft maintenance and repair subsidiary, based at Vnukovo airport and in Orenburg. In 2016, the company was certified by EASA and launched its operations.
PJSC Aeroflot holds and maintains certificates issued by European, Bermudian, and Russian aviation authorities for maintaining airworthiness of the following types of aircraft and components:
- A320 Family (line maintenance, A-check, C-check, 6YE check);
- B-737 (line maintenance, base maintenance);
- A330 (line maintenance, A-check, C-check);
- B-777 (line maintenance);
- RRJ-95B (line maintenance, base maintenance).
In 2016, Aeroflot provided aircraft maintenance and repair services to 26 airlines, and provided technical assistance to 46 airport operators and aircraft maintenance companies.
Aeroflot Group partners with leading maintenance and repair market players, which enables it to keep the fleet in good condition and optimise costs. The Group’s partners are: Volga Dnepr Technics Moscow (line maintenance, Boeing 737-800NG), STARCO (Airbus A330), Boeing Shanghai (Boeing 777), and S7 Engineering (Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800NG). Aeroflot Group continues cooperate with Lufthansa Technik AG for have maintenance of Group’s aircraft.
Maintenance facilities at airports and types of maintenance
|Airport and location||Company||Line maintenance||Base maintenance|
|Sheremetyevo airport (Moscow)||Aeroflot||
|Rossiya||Airbus А320 Family||Airbus А320 Family|
|A-Technics||Boeing 737||Boeing 737|
In 2016, the Group approved its MRO Strategy until 2021, to increase insourced and decrease outsourced services, and to centralise its repair and maintenance operations. In particular, the Strategy provides for:
- constructing Hangar 4 at Sheremetyevo airport to perform base maintenance of Boeing 777-300ERs;
- introducing new types of maintenance and repair operations;
- carrying out C-checks of frames and further expanding the range of services offered by A-Technics;
- developing component repair capacities and expertise;
- creating a single Big Data analytics facility driven by predictive maintenance principles;
- setting up a targeted framework of providers of maintenance stations.
Repair and maintenance divisions at PJSC Aeroflot
Maintenance of aircraft of Aeroflot and other Group airlines
Maintains airworthiness of aircraft operated by Aeroflot airline, manages technical condition of the fleet throughout the entire aircraft life cycle, develops and implements PJSC Aeroflot’s strategy and policy covering aircraft operation.
Develops a quality management system for aircraft maintenance and airworthiness.