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Moscow: Azur Air authorized for MRO service on all its aircraft

Now also on the B-737 and B-777 models registered in Russia

The Russian carrier Azur Air, which changed its operations from regional to charter, has obtained from the national civil aviation authority Rosaviatsia the authorization to carry out the MRO service (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) on all aircraft in its fleet, therefore including those of foreign manufacture (ie B-737 and B-777 of the American Boeing), as long as they are registered in Russia.

The extension of the FAP-285 certificate will allow the air carrier to maintain the airworthiness of the entire fleet and, in its capacity as an independent maintenance company, to support third parties, reads a note issued on Friday by the same company, which underlines that in its technical base at Vnukovo airport it can carry out both operational and periodic maintenance -from check A to Check C- on foreign aircraft registered in Russia. The facility's capabilities also allow for other complex interventions such as aircraft modification, replacement of engines and/or landing gear, as well as internal repairs.

Azur Air had already obtained such permits four years ago for the Boeing -767s with Russian registration, and for the 757/200s in 2020.

Also in these days the news that, after temporarily suspending all passenger flights outside Russia at the beginning of March following the war events in Ukraine, last week the airline announced the launch of the direct connection Moscow-Istanbul operated until the end of the winter program. However, Azur is considering extending the route to the summer one as well.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency