Aviation Technical Services (ATS) and UTair Aviation have entered into a service agreement for ATS to supply maintenance and engineering services to the Russian passenger carrier on eight (8) B767-200 aircraft. The program will consist of modifying the existing 170 passenger configuration aircraft to a 255 passenger configuration, along with integrating and maintaining the aircraft to UTair’s maintenance program. The services will be completed at the new ATS facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
“We are proud to have this opportunity to support UTair and we look forward to growing our relationship over the coming years,” said Matt Yerbic, ATS President and CEO. “This agreement further extends our services to operators in North America and around the world,” added Yerbic.
“The Boeing 767-200 aircraft reconfiguration project is extremely important for UTair, said UTair-Passenger Airlines President Oleg Semenov. “It’s a move designed to make UTair’s long-haul fleet more versatile and effective. The refitted aircraft will expand our market presence on the tourist travel market and make air travel more affordable to our passengers.”
Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has been providing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft for more than 40 years. Today, ATS is home to more than 1,000 employees who work together to support a global customer base across three major business platforms: Airframe Services; Components Services; Engineering Services. From a base of operations in Everett, Washington and now with facilities in Moses Lake, Washington and Kansas City, Missouri, FAA Class IV Airframe and Class 1, 2 and 3 accessory ratings enable ATS to perform MRO services on virtually any transport aircraft in the world. For more information, visit atsmro.com.
UTair Aviation ranks among the top three Russian airlines. In 2013 UTair Aviation aircraft transported 9,625,295 passengers and the combined UTair Group fleet transported 10,413,803 passengers. UTair Aviation operates more than 150 fixed wing aircraft and performs flights to 110 destinations in Russia and abroad. The airline maintains its central hub at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, from which it performs more than 100 flights daily. For more information, visit utair.ru/en/.