S7 Technics enjoyed a substantial increase in business in 2018 as the demand for aircraft maintenance in Russia and the CIS grew.
The company’s maintenance technicians completed over 2.153 million standard hours in 2018, a 7.7% increase from 2018. The MRO performed 83 heavy maintenance checks in the period, of which 32 were base maintenance work and redeliveries. The growing demand for heavy checks and redeliveries indicates a trend in the region and is the result of an increase in aircraft deliveries to Russia.
During 2018, three S7 Technics’ bases, at Domodedovo, Mineralnye Vody and Tolmachevo Novosibirsk airports collectively provided 28,600 component repairs, a 27% improvement. There was a 34 percent increase in the number of work hours, with the number touching 97,600.
The company is continuing to introduce lean production tools into its work activities. With the involvement of external consultants, the company has established a Lean Basic course for initial training, in which more than half of S7 Technics’ workforce has completed 90 training sessions.
In order to reduce the time required for carrying out line maintenance, the Kit Car project was implemented at Domodedovo Airport, whereby several vehicles have been converted into mobile warehouses that then expeditiously deliver relevant spare parts, consumables, tools and equipment to aircraft parking places.
According to the company, the projects to be taken up this year include the AMOS system implementation, expansion of cooperation with leasing companies and further improvement of customer services.