MOSCOW, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheremetyevo
International Airport inaugurated its new hangar complex for
aviation service and maintenance of Aeroflot Group aircraft on
Construction of the hangar complex was completed in 12 months, a
record time for the construction of complex technical
facilities of this kind in Russia,
and JSC SIA invested more than $ 57
million in the project.
Alexander Ponomarenko, Chairman
of the Board of Directors of Sheremetyevo International Airport
stated, "We are pleased to open the new hangar complex for the
Aeroflot Group today. The new hangar will enable servicing aircraft
at Sheremetyevo and help to increase safety and optimize operation
of our airline partners."
The commissioning of a modern hangar complex is one of the
stages of Sheremetyevo's Long-Term Airport Development
Program. The complex has a total area of 16,760 m2, including a
hangar section for aircraft service and maintenance with a
five-story industrial extension and a two-story annex for
production with hazardous materials, a compressor station, a
pumping station for fire fighting with tanks to provide a
consistent water supply, and a transformer substation with a diesel
generator. The complex also includes a pre-hangar area for parking
and towing aircraft to the hangar with roads and technological
platforms for the passage and maneuvering of special equipment.
The complex is equipped with modern engineering equipment for
comprehensive check of the technical condition of aircraft, which
is performed once a month or every 500 flight hours. Special
attention has been given to compliance with environmental
standards, including installation of local water treatment
facilities for industrial effluents.
The maintenance complex has the capacity to service
the Boeing 747-400, one of the world's largest airliners.
Rossiya Airlines operates nine of the aircraft, more than any
other airline, and the Boeing 747-400 made 4,989 flights on
Rossiya's schedule in 2019. The new technical complex also
provides for servicing of the Boeing-777 and Boeing-737 jets
operated by Rossiya Airlines.
Rossiya Airlines has a strong flight-safety record and is
included annually in the ratings of the German research center
Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC). In 2020,
Rossiya Airlines secured its 32nd place ranking, significantly
improving its result over 2019, when it ranked 47th .
Rossiya has been the holder of the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety
Audit) certificate since 2007, which is confirmed annually
following the successful completion of the operational safety audit
by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The
international organization audits airlines against more
than a thousand operational safety requirements. One of the main
aspects studied is the maintenance of airworthiness and maintenance
of aircraft, ground handling, and aviation safety.
Sheremetyevo International Airport is
among the TOP-10 airport hubs in Europe, the largest Russian airport in terms
of passenger and cargo traffic. The route network comprises
more than 230 destinations. In 2019, the airport served 49 million
933 thousand passengers, which is 8.9% more than in 2018.
Sheremetyevo is the best airport in terms of the quality of
services in Europe, the absolute
world leader in punctuality of flights, the owner of the highest
5-star Skytrax rating. You can find additional information at
Rossiya Airlines is part of the Aeroflot
Group. The total route network of the airline includes more than
130 destinations. At the end of 2019, Rossiya carried more than
11.6 million passengers, was recognized as the leader in transfers
through Pulkovo Airport, and was also awarded the Skyway Service
Award in the nominations for Best Airline for Tourist Destinations,
Best Economy Class, Domestic Regular Transportation". In 2019, the
Rossiya Airline brand was included in the top 50 valuable brands of
the country according to the international consulting company Brand
Finance. Since 2014, the airline has been the official carrier of
the Zenit football club.
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