VDT performs first A-check in Sharjah

The work on a B737-400 was carried out at VD Gulf’s MRO facility at Sharjah airport in the UAE and included the replacement of some components and aircraft washing.


Sharjah SolinAir Viktor Sherin Volga-Dnepr Volga-Dnepr Gulf


Volga-Dnepr Gulf, Volga-Dnepr Technics’ subgroup branch in the Middle East, has successfully performed its first A-check on a B737-400 for the Slovenian airline SolinAir. The work was completed in Volga-Dnepr Gulf’s MRO hangar at Sharjah airport. In addition, the Volga-Dnepr maintenance team carried out additional works, replacing some components and aircraft washing.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf obtained its EASA Part 145 approval in October 2014, gaining authorisation to provide line maintenance for B737CL & NG, 747-400 and Airbus A320 Family aircraft, as well as component repair (C4, C5, C8, C14, C20 Ratings) and non-destructive testing (D1 Rating) services.

“SolinAir has been a Volga-Dnepr Gulf customer for transit and daily checks since August 2014 and we signed a long-term agreement for line maintenance services and A-checks for SolinAir’s fleet of two B737CL’s in November. We are sure that our experienced staff and modern facilities will form a solid base to build a mutually beneficial relationship between our companies,” said Volga-Dnepr Gulf’s managing director, Viktor Sherin.

Volga-Dnepr Gulf has been operating in the UAE since 1996. The company has a new hangar in Sharjah with a production area of some 22,000m. The hangar can provide maintenance for up to six narrow-body (B737, A320, IL-76) or two wide-body (B747 or An-124-100) aircraft at the same time and is fully equipped to perform high quality maintenance for different types of aircraft up to C-check. It also has modern air conditioning and fire safety systems.