Tag: Air Astana

Air Astana Orders Five Embraer E190-E2s

Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has signed a contract for five new re-engined Embraer E190-E2 narrowbodies. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018, the airline announced. CEO Peter Foster explained earlier that the fleet renewal is expected to increase the carrier’s yields on short-haul flights. “The new Embraer E190-E2s, along with the […]

Kazakhstan Bans Foreign Ownership of Country’s Airlines

The parliament of Kazakhstan has approved legislative amendments banning foreigners from holding more than 49% ownership of the country’s airlines, Kazakhstan Today newswire reports. The amendments are being introduced as part of preparing flag carrier Air Astana for privatization. Currently, 49% of the airline is owned by British company BAE Systems, with the remaining 51% […]

Air Astana Signs Engine Services Contract

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has concluded an exclusive long-term repair and overhaul agreement with Lufthansa Technik for the V2500 engines powering its Airbus A320 fleet. Peter Foster, President and CEO, signed the corresponding contract. Lufthansa Technik will provide the full range of engine repair and overhaul services, including warranty management and spare […]

Air Astana Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus […]

FTEJerez to Supply Graduate Pilots to easyJet

Flight Training Europe (FTE Jerez) has been selected by easyJet to provide pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains. In a release from FTE, it was stated that easyJet plans to assess and recruit current FTEJerez students and graduate pilots with a view to offering a number of flying opportunities as easyJet […]