Subscribe Free
in Home / Maintenance

Volga-Dnepr Group opens new MRO facility at Sharjah International

Posted 23 April 2013 · 2 Comments

Volga-Dnepr Group has officially launched its new aircraft maintenance hangar facility at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE with an official opening ceremony for senior aviation industry officials.

The event was attended by Sharjah Airport Authority chairman, Dr Ghanem Mohammed Al Hajri; Sharjah Airport Authority director general, Ali Salim Al Midfa; the director general of the Department of Civil Aviation, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Essam Al Qasimi; senior vice president of Volga-Dnepr Group, Sergey Shklyanik; and Viktor Sherin, managing director of Volga-Dnepr Gulf Company.

The hangar complex construction and commissioning was carried out by Volga-Dnepr Gulf Company, the MRO provider which represents the Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup in the Middle East.

The opening ceremony followed the awarding of operations approval for the hangar by Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation, confirming that Volga-Dnepr Gulf has successfully completed the required hangar safety procedures and is ready to provide aircraft maintenance, component repair and overhaul services.

The 22,000sqm hangar has the capacity to accommodate up to six narrow-body aircraft or two Boeing 747s or An-124-100s at the same time.

 Volga-Dnepr Group’s business in the UAE began in 1992, when its aircraft carried out their first operations into the region. Since then, the Group’s fleet has successfully operated more than 4,000 flights through the UAE. In 1996, Volga-Dnepr Airlines was the first Russian company to establish a line maintenance base in the UAE.

“In 2007, we took a strategic decision to extend our MRO business in the UAE and to construct a new hangar complex on the territory of Sharjah Airport with a capital expenditure for the construction of US$26 million. With the completion of this new facility, we will have established a network of approved maintenance bases in nine airports of the world and two of these, in Sharjah and Leipzig, have an overall area of 30,000sqm,” Shklyanik told guests at the opening ceremony.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf plans to expand the range of aircraft it can service in Sharjah. In 2013 a composite materials and aircraft metal structure maintenance workshop will be commissioned and the company will also offer line maintenance technical diagnostics and non-destructive testing. By 2014, Volga-Dnepr Gulf will be ready to provide periodical maintenance services of Russian and western-built aircraft up to C-check as well as providing services for Boeing 777 cl and Airbus A330 aircraft.

External customers will provide 90% of the workload for the Sharjah hangar complex and the remaining 10% will be used to provide maintenance services for Volga-Dnepr Group aircraft. In 2013, the servicing of western-manufactured aircraft will constitute only 20% of work but by 2015, Volga-Dnepr Gulf plans to focus mainly on providing maintenance services for western-manufactured aircraft.

Sherin said: “Our experience tells us that it is very beneficial for aircraft operators to have maintenance bases which are located within their route networks and operational areas. By providing a full range of maintenance services, we can help airlines to reduce their expenditure for transfers, lower aircraft downtime costs and maintain the required level of flight safety.

“The establishment of our new hangar complex will attract new customers, not only to Sharjah Airport but to other airports in the UAE as well. We believe it will also strengthen cooperation between the aviation associations of the Russian Federation and the UAE.”

 

2 Comments for Volga-Dnepr Group opens new MRO facility at Sharjah International

Abdul Hayee

posted 2 years ago

Where can I find the point of contact for Volga-Dnepr Group at Sharjah .. Have they started functioning. ?

VIJIN VIMALKUMAR

posted 3 years ago

It's so glad to hear your launching of new MRO in Sharjah. As if i had completed my three years full time AME course from India, I have been looking for a technical training/experience to step up into my career.I'd be happy to be a part of your organisation, if you are recruiting any freshers.Although my sincere wishes for your growth.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Solar Impulse on final leg to Abu Dhabi at end of World flight

Ten days after André Borschberg's arrival in Cairo following the crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, Bertrand Piccard took off with Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for the final leg of the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight –and heading to Abu

Etihad Airways supports Arab Film Festival Australia

Etihad Airways and Arab Film Festival Australia are joining forces again in 2016 to bring the best of contemporary Arab cinema to Australian audiences.

Farnborough International reflects strength of global aerospace industry

Farnborough International Airshow organisers have said US$124billion of orders and options for aircraft, engines and supply chain orders were confirmed at this year's air show.

All Turkish Airlines operations and flights proceed uninterrupted

Turkish Airlines has issued a statement announcing that all operations and flights proceed to be uninterrupted.

Pennant and Omega secure Middle East training contracts

Pennant Training Systems Limited has won two major contracts for Middle Eastern customers worth in excess of £13m.

Oman Air unveils Junior Sindbad flyer campaign

Oman Air is inviting passengers between four and 12 years of age to participate in a campaign and win a free flight!

GMA_SK20731816_Arabian_Aerospace
See us at
Aviation Africa 2017 BT 23F17Istanbul Airshow BT 2016GMA_BT20731816_Arabian_AerospaceAeropodium BT276141116 Arabian AerospaceWorld_Space_Congress_BT21JN23N16_Arabian_Aerospace