Aviation Technical Services has landed a contract with one of Russia’s three largest airlines to provide maintenance services at the KCI overhaul base. ATS is working on eight Boeing 767-200 aircraft operated by UTair Aviation, modifying the configuration from 170 seats to 255 seats. The company also will service the aircraft.
It’s the first contract by ATS for maintenance work at the KCI facility after the company invested $7 million to renovate its leased space at the airport. ATS has hired 64 employees so far, a company spokeswoman said. ATS had said it expected to hire 540 employees and 40 contract workers for the facility in three to five years.