Air Astana has opened a new
Aviation Technical Centre at Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev
The new Aviation Technical Centre
enables Air Astana to undertake all aircraft engineering and
servicing requirements up to heavy maintenance level.
was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development at a cost of US$ 19 million.
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
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.
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