- Joe Breitfeller
Aeroflot Puts New 15,000 Square Meter Hangar into Service at Sheremetyevo International Airport
Aeroflot has opened a new 15,000 square meter maintenance hangar at the Northern Terminal Complex at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The facility includes three maintenance, two cabin interior and component repair workshops.
On Friday (April 9, 2021), Aeroflot announced the opening of a new 15,000 square meter maintenance hangar at the Northern Terminal Complex of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The hangar includes three scheduled and nonscheduled maintenance workshops, two cabin interior workshops and an aircraft and component repair workshop. Additionally, the facility houses two storage facilities for spare parts, materials, tools and equipment. The building also has office space which will be occupied by the airline’s technical control division, planning and coordination division and Chief Engineer’s Office.
Aeroflot received a permit on March 15, 2021 from Rosaviatsiya, the Federal Air Transport Agency, to put the hangar into operation. The new state-of-the art facility includes security systems, air ventilation and filtration systems, automated fire control systems and an around-the-clock control unit to monitor engineering systems. The hangar also includes a telescopic work platform which facilitates the maintenance and repair of any aircraft part. An integrated PIT system was also installed to provide power, grounding and condensation drain to aircraft.
The hangar can simultaneously accommodate a widebody aircraft, such as a Boeing 777, and two Sukhoi SuperJet 100s in a space of 7,250 square meters. Aeroflot’s A-technics subsidiary, a major Russian MRO supplier, has been designated as the complex operator. The facility’s professional staff will provide maintenance on Boeing 737s, 777s, Airbus A320 Family, A350s and SSJ 100 aircraft.
Aeroflot is the flag carrier of Russia and a proud member of the global SkyTeam® alliance. During 2020, Aeroflot carried 14.6 million guests and when the Aeroflot Group subsidiaries are included, the total rises to 30.2 million passengers. The airline holds a 4-Star rating from Skytrax World Airline Awards and has been awarded a five-star global airline rating by APEX. According to Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review, Aeroflot was the world’s most on-time mainline airline for 2019. The carrier has also received a five-star rating from OAG for flight punctuality. In 2020, Brand Finance, a leading brand strategy consultancy, declared Aeroflot the strongest brand in Russia, as well as the “world’s strongest airline brand.”