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Volga-Dnepr MRO business unit opens up in Liege

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM) has completed the certification of a line maintenance station in Liege, Belgium for aircraft registered in Bermuda.

As one of the largest Russian MRO providers, the company is now able to carry out scheduled line maintenance for Boeing737-300/400/500,B747-400 and B747-8 aircraft. The approved scope of work includes daily maintenance and defect elimination.

At present, VDTM is carrying out the maintenance of aircraft of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, which is a part of Volga-Dnepr Group and operates a fleet of 18 B747 freighters. In the near future, the station will also start providing MRO services for Atran Airlines’ B737s.

VDTM general director, Pavel Tereschenkov said: “The set-up of the line maintenance station in Liege is a huge step forward for us because it makes accessible the European maintenance market for B737-300/400/500, B747-400 and B747-8 aircraft.

“Our employees managed to accomplish the whole certification process in a record-breaking five months, half of which was spent on the preparation and provision of facilities with the necessary equipment. We intend to expand a range of services with a focus on quality and timely fulfillment of commitments.”

The company said it is willing to develop a range of services at the line maintenance station in Liege, including organisation of engine washing for the mentioned aircraft types, as well as to facilitate cooperation with other airline partners.

In Russia, VDTM provides services in three cities – Moscow (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo Airports), Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo Airport) and Krasnodar (Pashkovsky Airport).