Tag: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Start-Up Launches Ilyushin IL-18 Cargo Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kazakhstan start-up airline IrMa Air Service launched specialist airfreight services in mid-July, using an Ilyushin IL-18 four-engined veteran turboprop. The aircraft is registered under the flag of private East Wing airline and whereas that carrier focuses on air ambulance services, IrMa Air Service, having commercial rights to the aircraft, supplies goods to Iran, primarily chilled […]

LCC Start-Up FlyArystan Targets 700,000 Passengers in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kazakhstan’s decision to implement legislative changes that enable airlines to charge passengers for baggage and other ancillary services, has culminated in the launch of FlyArystan, the central Asian country’s new low-fare airline, which took to the skies on May 1 for its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) and Taraz. […]

Kazakhstan to Revive Local Air Services Network

Reading Time: 1 minute The government of Kazakhstan has embarked on a scheme to revitalise scheduled air service links between the nation’s smaller towns, Zhenis Kasymbek, the country’s Minister for Investment and Development has announced. The pilot project involves a roadmap showing the renewal of the fleet of local Zhetysu Airlines with 19-seat turboprops, the first of which may […]

SCAT Airlines Boeing 737 Suffers Runway Excursion on Backtrack

Reading Time: 1 minute SCAT Airlines Boeing 737, performing flight from Almaty to Kostanay with 80 people on board, landed on Kostanay’s runway 33 and slowed safely but missed the last available exit taxiway 3. While attempting to turn around to backtrack the runway to taxiway 3 the aircraft went off the runway and became stuck with nose gear […]

Watch Air Astana Airbus A320 Suffers Runway Excursion on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Astana Airbus A320 was performing flight from Shymkent to Astana with 97 passengers and 9 crew, when the aircraft landed but went right off the runway temporarily, crossed taxiways B and C and returned onto the center line of the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained damage to the left hand engine […]

Kazakhstan Bans Foreign Ownership of Country’s Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute 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% […]

Liberalized Kazakhstan Set to Attract New Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Kazakhstan is to adopt a permanent free-market “open skies” air transport policy at the airport serving its capital city of Astana from May of this year, timed to begin just prior to the Expo 2017 event being held there from June, the gateway’s official representative has told Russian Aviation Insider. This bold decision of the […]

Air Astana Signs Engine Services Contract

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Kazakhstan Orders Russian Mi-35M Helicopters

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s state-owned Rostec subsidiary Russian Helicopters plans to supply Kazakhstan with four Mi-35M combat helicopters in 2018. According to the company, the sale is part of a military modernization effort for both countries, and strengthens strategic cooperation between their respective armed forces. The new rotorcraft will be used to replace Kazakhstan’s aging fleet of Mi-24 […]

CIS Countries Launch Training of the Joint Air Defence System

Reading Time: 1 minute More than 130 command and control centres of 7 CIS countries launched training of the Joint air defence system at 8.00 a.m. (MSK) on October 26. Command and control centre of the Russian Aerospace Forces coordinates air defence duty forces of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan from the Moscow Region. The servicemen […]