Wednesday, 30 May 2018
KAZKHSTAN: Air Astana Opens Aviation Technical Centre
The new Aviation Technical Centre enables Air Astana to undertake all aircraft engineering and servicing requirements up to heavy maintenance level.
The project was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development at a cost of US$ 19 million.
The Aviation Technical Centre’s energy efficient, single span hangar offers 5,500 square meters of floor space and can accommodate a widebody type like the Boeing 787 or Boeing 767 alongside a single aisle aircraft like the latest Airbus A320neo family at the same time.
The Canadian designed structure is designed to remain fully operational even under the extremely low temperatures experienced in Astana during the winter months.
In addition to the hangar, the Aviation Technical Centre incorporates a spare parts warehouse and a complete range of workshops for the repair and overhaul of aircraft components.
An auxiliary building provides space for the existing Air Astana Engineering and Centre to significantly expand training of engineering and maintenance staff to international standards.
Peter Foster, President and CEO of Air Astana, said, For Astana, the added aerospace infrastructure contributes to the city’s standing as the leading air hub in Central Asia, whilst for Air Astana , it represents another significant step in expanding the carrier’s capabilities and boosting its international reputation for excellence.