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Volga-Dnepr Gulf Gains Approval for Special Activities on AN-124 and IL-76


In April 2016, Volga-Dnepr Gulf, part of Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup, completed all necessary procedures and received a Certificate of Conformance to Russian AP-145 requirements of Interstate Aviation Committee to perform service bulletin modifications on AN-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD type aircraft.

This certificate was supplemented by an approved list of components for above mentioned aircraft allowing Volga-Dnepr Gulf to perform routine maintenance and inspections of these components.

“Obtaining this AP-145 certificate is a key step to implement the Group strategy to support modernization of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ AN-124-100 freighters. Our experience enables us to carry out the agreed scope of works to the highest standard and in a timely manner, providing immediate support to our customers. For this we have all the things needed, specifically modern MRO facilities at Sharjah airport, highly skilled professionals, optimized operating procedures, and established partnership relations,” said Viktor Sherin, Managing Director of Volga-Dnepr Gulf.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf is based in Sharjah, UAE and operates a maintenance organization since 1996. In 2013, the Company built an advanced hangar facility of approximately 22,000 square meter area, designed to facilitate airplane maintenance and repair services. The hangar is capable of accommodating six narrow body (B737/A320 size) or two wide body aircraft (B747 or AN-124-100 size) simultaneously. The hangar is complemented with all required tools and equipment for quality maintenance (up to C-checks) of various types of aircraft, and is fitted with cutting edge air conditioning and fire protection systems. The hangar also has fully equipped areas for structure and wheel repair. Volga-Dnepr Gulf is a holder of EASA Part 145 approval certificate. Currently Volga-Dnepr Gulf is qualified to provide maintenance services on B744, B737NG, B737 CL and Airbus A320 family aircraft. In addition VD Gulf is approved to support Russian aircraft models including IL-76 and AN-124.



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