Company Mallaghan Engineering Limited
Date 12.03.2020

Mallaghan has been awarded a €3M contract by UTG Aviation Services holdings for the provision of six de-icing units.

The equipment will be used by the UTG Domodedovo ground handling company at Moscow Domodedovo Airport which transports over 30m passengers every year.

Artyom Rakov from UTG Domodedovo, of UTG Aviation Services holdings, which was established in 1998 and services over 79,000 flights annually at Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Pulkovo airports in Russia, said:

“Winter conditions in Moscow are one of the worst on the European continent in regards of icing precipitation. Some seasons we have more than 100 de-icing days and our ground support equipment (GSE) must be able to withstand these harsh conditions.

“Aircraft safety is always imperative, thus efficient procedures and innovative technology allow UTG Aviation Services holdings to ensure a seamless experience for passengers despite the challenging weather conditions.

“Together with engineers from JSC “Aerosmart Systems”, another company from UTG Aviation Services, that specializes in GSE maintenance and rentals, we have advised on developing 50+ changes for special package of equipment – “Arctic Kit” for those de-icers.

“Mallaghan has done an incredible job. They have extensive experience in the manufacturing of ground support equipment, so had the capability to adapt the technology for our strict and very demanding requirements.

“The team had a complete understanding of our needs based on its vast experience and we worked very closely throughout the design and manufacture of these units.”

Mallaghan is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of airport ground support equipment with over 100 customers and seven international locations.

Owen McKenna, Sales Director at Mallaghan said:

“This is a significant contract for Mallaghan as it is our first entry to the Russian de-icer market.

“The requirements were quite unique and challenging so the technical specification is therefore entirely bespoke.

“We’re very proud to partner with UTG Aviation Services to introduce our de-icing product to the Russian market and look forward to further developing this relationship.”

Whilst the Mallaghan product portfolio has traditionally focused on passenger stairs, high lift trucks for catering and cabin cleaning, de-icers, water trucks and toilet trucks, the company recently launched an Airport Bus.

With vast experience of operating and servicing GSE, Aerosmart Systems will partner with Mallaghan for sales and aftersales of passenger stairs, deicers and the apron bus.

For more information about Mallaghan Engineering please visit www.mallaghangroup.com/


Mallaghan Engineering Ltd
69 Coalisland Road
Co. Tyrone
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
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