UTair-Engineering JSC is a successor of Zavod №26, (Plant #26) since 02/05/2007.
It was founded in 1933 in the city of Novosibirsk under the name of ‘Novosibirsk aircraft repair and overhaul shops'. After its relocation to Barnaul in 1941 the plant was renamed into 'Aircraft repair and overhaul shops #26'. Finally it was moved to Tyumen in 1944. During the first years of its activity, the enterprise repaired and overhauled Sh-2 and Po-2 airplanes (1942-1959), M-11 and AI-14R engines (1942-1962).
During this period were overhauled:
• Aircraft Po-2 - 700 items;
• Sh-2 - 324 items;
• Engine M-11 - 800 items;
• AI-14R - 759 items.
In 1958, the enterprise had mastered the Mi-1 helicopters overhaul procedures, by 1961 – the An-2 airplane overhaul procedures. The Mi-1 overhaul procedures had been conducted till 1976 when this helicopter type was withdrawn from service. 1586 Mi-1 helicopters were overhauled during 1961–1976 by the enterprise. The An-2 overhaul procedures are still conducted. 3137 An-2 airplanes of all versions were overhauled during this time (including agricultural version and hydroplane).
In 1968 the enterprise was renamed. According to the USSR Civil Aviation Ministry order #402 dated 08.07.68 it became ‘Zavod #26 of Civil Aviation’. By 1974, the plant had mastered the Mi-2 helicopters overhaul procedures. The first Mi-8 overhaul was conducted in 1980. The Mi-8MT, Mi-8MTB-1 overhaul procedures have been conducted since 1992, the Mi-8AMT ones – since 2002. Number of overhauled units is following:
• Mi-2 - 741 items;
• Mi-8MT (MTV-1) - 114 items;
• Mi-8 - 2340 items;
• Mi-8AMT - 11 items.
The government-owned enterprise ‘Zavod #26 of Civil Aviation’ was renamed into ‘Zavod #26’ in 1992. In collaboration with ‘Nizhnevartovsk Aviation Enterprise’ specialists, repair-recovery works have been conducted on Mi-8 helicopters since 1997 and on Mi-8AMT – since 1999. Number of repaired helicopters:
• Mi-8 - 12 items;
• Mi-8АМТ - 4 items.
During 1999-2006 the plant conducted periodical maintenance of Mi-8 and Mi-8MTB-1.
Number of maintained helicopters is following:
• Mi-8 – 16 items;
• Mi-8MTV-1 – 5 items.
By 2001, the enterprise has mastered An-2 repair and recovery procedures. These procedures have been completed 2 times since then. In 2002-2003 the plant completed repair-recovery procedures on 5 Mi-8 helicopters on «DENEL AVIATION» base in South Africa.
On the 1st of January 2007 Aerotechnical Division of ‘UTair Aviation’ was integrated into the enterprise, all the repair and overhaul related departments of which were combined into Aircraft Overhaul & Repair Division.
On the 1st of March 2007 during the stockholders’ meeting it was decided to change the name of the enterprise to UTair-Engineering.
On the 1st of January 2008 Metrological Service of UTair-Engineering was founded combining UTair-Engineering’s metrological lab and metrological department of Tyumen aviation enterprise – affiliate of UTair Aviation.
In October 2009 UTair-Engineering opened its aircraft maintenance and repair center dedicated to maintain foreign manufactured helicopters. Currently the company is authorized to provide overhaul services for foreign manufactured helicopters Robinson-R44 to carry out maintenance of Eurocopter and Agusta Westland helicopters.
The 14th of September 2018 was a remarkable day for UTair-Engineering, the company celebrated its 85th anniversary.