Volga-Dnepr Opens MRO In UAE #AvMRO

RSS

Volga-Dnepr opened an MRO facility at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE--its first in the Middle East. It can hold up to six narrowbodies or two Boeing 747s or Antonov An-124-100s simultaneously. In the next year, expect it to add maintenance capability for Airbus A330 and Boeing 777. 

This is the Russian group's ninth maintenance base. Outside of Russia, the other big one is in Leipzig, Germany.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf, the name of the Sharjah entity, will maintain aircraft and components at the 22,000 sq. meter hangar. It expects 90% of the workload to come from third-party customers.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines established a line maintenance base in the UAE in 1996, and its airline has been flying to the country since 1992.

I spoke with Victor Sherin, managing director of the UAE-based MRO last year, who said told me about Volga-Dnepr's "huge" plans. Here's the interview.

Photo credits of Volga-Dnerp Gulf: Volga-Dnepr Group

Please or Register to post comments.

From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
blog

Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 14

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
blog

Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
blog

Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 28

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
blog

Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
blog

Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
Blog Archive
Penton Corporate

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×