Russian airline Utair Aviation JSC (Utair) has selected StandardAero to provide overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-500 regional turboprops. StandardAero will support Utair from its OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France.
This new agreement cements the existing relationship between the two companies. StandardAero has supported Utair’s PW127M engine fleet with hot section inspection (HSI) repairs and warranty inspections for several years, contributing to the airline’s reputation as one of Russia’s most punctual air carriers. StandardAero has also previously provided Utair with repair services in support of its fleet of Airbus H125 light turbine helicopters.
Commenting on the agreement for Utair, Albert Salimov, Technical Director for the airline said, “This new agreement is a re-newed confirmation of the exceptional level of cooperation between our respective engineering teams. StandardAero and Utair will continue working together to build the conditions required for the optimum levels of dispatch reliability which will underpin our growth path as one of the leaders in the Russian market.”