Russia’s state-owned Rostec, its subsidiary Technodinamika, and Italian MRO provider Atitech plan to launch a joint venture (JV) to build an MRO center in the Moscow region.

According to Rostec, the new hangar will be built within the next two years. The center will perform line maintenance, base maintenance, component repair and maintenance; landing gear and engine maintenance could be added later.

“The new center will be one of the important parts of MC-21 after-sale support,” Rostec head Sergey Chemezov said. He also added the facility allows Technodinamika to strengthen its position in the MRO market in the Moscow region, where demand is highest in Russia.

Besides the MC-21, the center will provide service for Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet 100 as well as for Western-built aircraft such as Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier. Russian employees will be trained by Atitech at company’s facilities in Naples.

Polina Montag-Girmes