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First GEnx-2B Engine Replacement on Boeing 747-8F by Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH


Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH (VDT GmbH), a Germany-based company representing Volga-Dnepr Technics brand in Europe, performed its first GEnX-2B engine replacement on a Boeing 747-8F aircraft for AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

The work has been accomplished in accordance with the company’s EASA Part-145 certificate and an approval issued by Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation where the aircraft is registered.

VDT GmbH is currently approved for A-check services on Boeing 747-200/-300/-400/-8F and 737-300/-400/-500 type aircraft. The company also holds Rating C14 which covers wheel and brake repair shop activities on a variety of Boeing 747 aircraft models.

“We are very proud of this accomplishment. We are also pleased that it was AirBridgeCargo, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, to become our first customer for engine replacement. We are keen to extend the range and improve the quality of our services offered not only to Volga-Dnepr companies but also to third party customers,” said Ildar Ilyasov, Managing Director of VDT GmbH.

“The comprehensive approach and care demonstrated by Volga-Dnepr Technics fully satisfied our requirements for quality. Though it was the first engine replacement experience, VDT GmbH did its utmost to complete all works on time. I am sure they will further improve the quality and reduce turnaround time. We thank all the maintenance team, with special personal appreciation to the line maintenance manager Christian Tittel for his professionalism and assistance,” said Pavel Tereshchenko, Technical Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH is a maintenance and repair organization specializing in Western-built aircraft. The company is based at Leipzig/Halle (LEJ) airport, where it operates a 8,500 sq. m. hangar and supporting facilities. The company has also opened a line maintenance station at Frankfurt (FRA) airport.


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