13 Feb 2023 19:54

State participation in conducting resource tests of foreign aircraft makes sense - S7 Technics

MOSCOW. Feb 13 (Interfax) - Resource testing of the foreign aircraft operated in Russia amid sanctions requires the state's involvement, both technologically and financially, S7 Technics said.

"As you know, under the restrictive sanctions our access to design documentation is limited. And in this regard, resource tests are required for a number of modifications in the framework of maintaining the air worthiness of foreign-made aircraft. So, we propose considering a possibility of organizing resource tests in close collaboration between airline companies and the state, to ensure the design and certification of complex repairs and modifications with requisite data," S7 Technics' deputy general director for engineering support and chief engineer Vitaly Susanin told the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) Russia & CIS conference on Monday.

To begin with, airline companies and regulators must determine which main types of foreign aircraft are to continue operating until 2030 and beyond, Susanin's presentation says. The state, in turn, could fund the full set of procedures related to the conduct of such tests.

S7 Technics (part of S7 Group) provides base and line maintenance for Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Superjet 100 aircraft (the latter made by Irkut .