7 The Leading Russian Aircraft Repairing Plant

The Leading Russian Aircraft Repairing Plant

Posted on May 14, 2011 by kulichik


Vnukovo Aviation Repair Plant No 400 (VARZ-400) is a leading Russian center of aircraft maintenance support. Some photos from there.


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It is located 14 km from the MKAD or a ring road that encircles the city of Moscow and occupies the area of 100 hectares adjacent to Vnukovo Airport.

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7 Responses to “The Leading Russian Aircraft Repairing Plant”

  1. Mummeli says:

    Could somebody explain this ‘plant numbering scheme’? As in, how they get their ‘number’?

    In western countries, the name ‘Vnukovo Aviation Repair Plant No 400′, would entail, that there are 399 other similar plants, in the same area – i dont think that’s the case here?

    • DaveWeek says:

      It’s like hotel room numbers. You can go to a small hotel and stay in room 603, but it certainly hasn’t got 600 plus rooms. Just a numbering scheme that fits with the area and such.

    • Jeff Pigden says:

      It’s the street address

  2. qwertz says:

    It’s not spinning. The cone ‘snail shell’ drawing on working engine would make two separate wheels.

  3. moo says:

    I agree WTF!

  4. Fallingwater says:

    He’s inspecting the turbine blades. He probably spun the rotor himself, slowly, and the long shutter speed made it look like as if the engine was running. Which it definitely isn’t, or the man would be a red mist coming out the other side.

  5. testicules says:

    I nominate it for the cleanest place in Russia

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