Russian state holding firm Rostec’s Technodinamika division is to open a new aircraft component repair and service centre near Moscow Vnukovo airport.
The company says it expects to secure European Part-145 certification as well as Russian approval for its operation in February next year.
It states that it selected Vnukovo as a base because it is a convenient location for operators and had suitable land available.
Initially the centre will service navigation and communication systems plus lighting, galley and oxygen equipment, as well as systems for de-icing.
Technodinamika says it will expand the capabilities to include additional assemblies and components, and possibly cabin interior fittings.
It aims to repair equipment often fitted to Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s but adds that it will also deal with components for Russian types including the Sukhoi Superjet and, in future, the Irkut MC-21.