: Represented By

Yordan Novakov
Executive director

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: Overview

Avionams JSC is one of Europe’s leading Aircraft repair plants, offering complete range of services for the overhaul and modernization of civil and military helicopters type Mil Mi-8 and Mi-17, Mi-24 helicopters, as well as Mig- and Su- family fighter jets and L-39 trainer jets.

Since 2008 our repair plant is also a licensed and fully operational maintenance centre for Eurocopter AS 532 helicopters and their engines.

Over the years we have gained significant international recognition, based on our expertise, as well as the outstanding quality and reliability of our services.
We seek to offer our customers only the most complete and adequate solutions. Solutions custom-tailored to suit every customer’s specific preferences. Still we make sure we abide by every requirement set forth by the international regulatory authorities.

The company’s success is built on a team of more than 300 highly skilled and dedicated professionals, striving to promote the growth and consolidation within the company.
Our activities are spread in three major facilities, over a territory of 81 acres, of which 13 acres in covered modern buildings.

The biggest facility is situated at Graf Ignatievo air base, north of the second largest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv. This has been a NATO air base since our country first joined NATO in 2004. The plant has access to one additional runway, located at Plovdiv civil airport, next to one of our other facilities.

Our unique geographic location, right in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, combined with the excellent air, road and rail connectivity has put us strategically closer to our present and potential new markets, compared to all of our competitors.
Today, more than 5 decades later, the plant still remains a trusted and desired partner in the aviation industry.

MIL MI HELICOPTERS

Today, the enterprise is capable of performing the following activities for the overhaul of Mil Mi Helicopter types Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-24:

  • Complete airframe overhaul and modernization of Helicopters designed both for civil and military purposes
  • Conversion of military Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters to cargo and passenger versions
  • Repair of aircraft engines and reduction gearboxes
  • Repair of onboard power units and equipment
  • Complete bodywork, anti-corrosion treatment and painting
  • Refurbishment of helicopter interior
  • Extension of helicopter TBO and service life (time between overhauls)
  • Test trials of aircraft engines, helicopter reduction gearboxes and power units
  • Warranty and post-warranty technical maintenance support and inspections

The modernization activities are fully coordinated with OBORONPROM, in which the designer certifies the reliability and airworthiness of each aircraft. During the process, all Designer’s intellectual property rights are respected.

A representative of AR MAK /Aviation register of the Interstate Aviation Committee/ – Russia is permanently situated at the plant, performing supervision and additional quality assurance.

All MI-24 overhaul works have been approved and certified by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria.

MAINTENANCE OF EUROCOPTER AS532

Technical maintenance of helicopters
Our repair plant is a licensed and fully operational maintenance centre for Eurocopter AS 532-AL helicopters and their engines since 2008. We perform periodic checks and technical maintenance of the helicopters up to level “I+”. In addition we rely upon an automatic test equipment ATEC series 6 to perform checks and maintenance of its onboard avionics equipment.

The ATEC 6 series system is capable of servicing the following onboard avionics of AS532-AL : AFCS155, AFCP155, GV76, MFD255, ARC210, AHV16/ERT160/, VIR432, TACAN ARN153.

Technical maintenance of Makila 1A1 engines
The maintenance centre performs periodic checks and technical maintenance of Makila 1A1 engines, installed on Eurocopter AS532-AL Cougar и AS332 Super Puma helicopters.

FIGHTER JETS

Our enterprise offers the following activities for the overhaul of Mig-21, Mig-23, Mig-29, Su-25 and Su-22 fighter jets, as well as the L-39 trainer jets.

  • Complete airframe overhaul and modernization the aircraft
  • Repair of aircraft engines
  • Repair of onboard power units and equipment
  • Complete bodywork, anti-corrosion treatment and painting
  • Extension of helicopter TBO and service life (time between overhauls)
  • Test trials of aircraft engines and power units
  • Warranty and post-warranty technical maintenance support

The overhaul of Mig-29 and L-39 is performed in cooperation and with the technical assistance of RSK Mig /Russia/ and Aero Vodochody /Czech Republic/ respectively.

Contacts

Avionams JSC
2, Tzar Simeon Str.,
Plovdiv 4023, Bulgaria
tel.: +359/32/62 89 84
fax: +359/32/63 21 75
e-mail: office@avionams.com
website: http://www.avionams.com

Office in Sofia
bul. Shipchenski Prohod 63
1574 Sofia, Bulgaria
tel.: +359/2/971 96 39
fax: +359/2/807 71 16
e-mail: office@avionams.com
website: http://www.avionams.com

: Certificates

The new investor’s ambition to increase the company’s competitiveness on the international markets has resulted in large-scale investments and modernization within the plant, as well as additional qualification of the employees in order to enhance the company’s portfolio of services.

Part of the efforts have been concentrated at obtaining all relevant certification from:

  • OEM – Mil Design Authority and MAK Air Register, pertaining to the overhaul and modernization of civil and military Mi-8/17 helicopters
  • Eurocopter and Turbomeca, pertaining to the maintenance of AS532 helicopters and Makila 1A1 engines
  • Approval certificates issued by the National Ministry of Defense, NATO and Germanischer Lloyd for compliance with Part 145 of the Aviation Rules, AQAP2110 and ISO9001:2008 standards
  • NATO Facility security clearance
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