The Letter of Intent (LoI) was signed on August 20 between the Partiesinvolved in the joint launch and development of the Centre, namely: the
Nowadays, in the fleet of most Russian carriers, foreign-manufacturedaircraft predominate over those made in this country. However, only a fewaviation market players are experienced enough to perform heavy maintenanceservices such as C-Check and D-Check, which is why Russian carriers have tohave a considerable part of these services carried out abroad.
The purpose of the development of the Maintenance and Repair Center for Foreign and Russian Aircraft (MRO Centre) in the Samara region isto solve that problem – Samara has a high potential to develop this kind ofaircraft maintenance services on the base of Kurumoch Airportand local aviation enterprises. Kurumoch and Aviakor have dedicated hangarspaces, highly-skilled and well-trained maintenance staff, with a workingknowledge of the English language. Additionally, there is access to new humanresources, among which are graduates of the SamaraState AerospaceUniversity (with its instructors who havebeen trained to teach foreign aircraft (Boeing, Airbus) maintenance trainingcourses) and the Aviation Transport Collegeat Kurumoch Airport.