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S7 Technics preps aircraft for Kazakhstan’s first LCC FlyArystan


“In the logbook of S7 Technics’ painting facility, FlyArystan’s aircraft are number 101 and 102. Working on them, our team used special paint, MICA, which makes the coating brighter and shinier. This material has stiffer requirements for the quality of application and qualification of the painting team. For each aircraft we used 250 liters of painting materials,” comments Denis Sarbin, S7 Technics’ lead sales manager.


At Mineralnye Vody base, S7 Technics team also reconfigured the cabins of both A320s. To fit FlyArystan’s business model, each aircraft was configured with 180 passenger seats in single economy class.  


“The scope of works done on FlyArystan’s aircraft included reconfiguration of the passenger cabin, to adapt it for Kazakhstan’s first low-cost project. So their seating capacity was increased by more than 20%,” Sarbin points out.


FlyArystan launched operations on May 1, 2019. Today its two A320s successfully deliver passengers on six routes across Kazakhstan. By 2022 the airline’s fleet is expected to expand to at least 15 airliners. The aircraft will be based at different airports around Kazakhstan.




S7 Technics Holding’sis the Russian market’s leading provider of aircraft maintenance services and offers base and line maintenance of aircraft types produced by Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, as well as repairs, engineering works and components manufacturing for a wide range of other aircraft types. It also provides specialist repair services for the CFM56 engine.


The Holding comprises two MRO subsidiaries: S7 ENGINEERING and Sibir Technics, which service aircraft at Moscow (DME), Novosibirsk (OVB) and Mineralnye Vody (MRV) airports, as well as at several line outstations across Russia. S7 Technics Holding’s production facilities are certified under EASA, Bermudan, Russian and other countries’ aviation requirements to provide maintenance on Boeing, Airbus, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Embraer and Cessna aircraft.


The company’s scope of work includes maintenance (up to and including D-checks), line maintenance, structural repairs, engineering services (including modification under EASA Part 21J and interior components manufacture under EASA Part 21 G).


S7 Technics’ Moscow (DME) base is the first aircraft maintenance organization in Russia and the CIS to be certified under the newest version of the international EN 9110:2016 standard.


The Holding’s companies also repair components, paint aircraft and train personnel (under EASA Part 147 and FAP-289 approvals). The company aims for the sustained improvement of its products, a philosophy which is partially supported by joint projects with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs.)


It delivers its services to major Russian airlines (S7 Group, Aeroflot Group, Ural Airlines and others) as well as to carriers from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, providing clients with more than 100 heavy maintenance operations and some 1,000 light maintenance repairs annually.