StandardAero has been chosen to receive two multi-year contracts to support Yamal Airlines. The contracts for auxiliary power unit (APU) maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) include a three-year agreement to provide Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ APU MRO services for Yamal’s fleet of 10 CRJ-200LR aircraft and a five-year agreement supporting Honeywell RE220 APU MRO services on Yamal’s fleet of 10 Sukhoi Superjet aircraft. APU services will be provided at StandardAero’s facility in Maryville, Tennessee. This facility not only repairs the APU but all Line Replaceable Units (LRU) associated with the APU.
The CRJ-200 is a more efficient model of Bombardier’s previous CRJ-100. Introduced in 1992, it stretches 5.92 meters and accommodates up to 52 passengers. Production of these aircrafts stopped in 2006. The Sukhoi Superjet 100, a Russian-designed twin-engine jet airliner, was introduced to commercial passenger flight in 2011. The model has two variants, with the larger of the two capable of stretching to fit 115 passengers at maximum capacity. Plans to enlarge the aircraft to fit more passengers are expected to be introduced within the next 3 years. Yamal Airlines plans to add 6 more Superjets to their fleet.
Honeywell’s 36 Series of APUs deliver compressed air for main engine starting, air conditioning, anti-ice and heating systems. The 36-150 can deliver air and shaft power simultaneously or individually.The RE220 APU supports higher electrical loads and is the first general aviation APU to communicate with the aircraft’s maintenance data acquisition unit (MDAU), enabling pilots and mechanics to monitor performance and troubleshoot from the flight deck.
StandardAero is a Tennessee, USA-based engineering repair specialist that was established in 1911. It is one of the largest independent providers of services in the world. It is currently owned by Veritas Capital in New York City.Yamal Airlines is an expanding Russian-based regional operator based in Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, that was established in 1997.