Posted on: 10 March 2010 by Mark Howells
SuperJet International has been awarded Approval Certificate AFL/047 for the MRO EASA Part 145 from Aeroflot Russian Airlines.
This certificate denotes that Aeroflot recognises SuperJet International as a Part 145 approved maintenance organisation with a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approval certificate and that certifying staff are also authorised by the Agency.
The Certificate allows SuperJet International to provide line-maintenance and to issue a Certificate of Release to Service for aircraft operated by Aeroflot Russian Airlines, in accordance with an existing agreement.
The maintenance activities will be performed on the carrier’s A320s at the SuperJet International line maintenance base in Venice (hangar shown in picture). This will ensure an increasing ability to perform line maintenance, while waiting to start the support on the Sukhoi Superjet 100.
The certificate represents an opportunity for SJI to prove the reliability of its support services and to strengthen the collaboration with Aeroflot, which is the SSJ100 launch customer. The approval is a significant step forward in the SJI Customer Services activities aimed at supporting the upcoming Sukhoi Superjet 100 entry into service.