S7 Technics Adds Engine Wash Capability

S7 Technics’ Moscow Domodedovo-based station has recently launched Cyclean engine washing service. The cleaning technology developed by Lufthansa Technik allows for safe and efficient core engine wash.

The advantages of Cyclean system and related procedures over conventional engine wash operations include reduced time, flexibility, simple preparation procedures and easy handling.

“Regular engine wash results in significant increase of its operating time until it reaches the point when EGT (exhaust gas temperature) Margin deteriorates down to zero and the engine requires a shop visit. It also tangibly improves fuel efficiency, reducing fuel burn by up to 1 per cent, which is vital for airlines now when fuel prices tend to spike,” comments Nikita Babkin, S7 Technics director, Engine Services.

Cyclean may be used even on new generation engines such as PW1100G-JM and LEAP-1B and 1A. S7 Technics also offers the service for CFM56-5A/5B/7B, CF34-8 and V2500. Another advantage is the possibility to perform washes up to -10° C, key for their location.

“At present we work with seven engine types, which our main customers either operate or plan to start operating in the near future. S7 Technics is able to build up additional capability for other engine types within shortest time frame, including those which power widebody aircraft A330, Boeing 747 / 767/ 777 and others” Babkin adds.