Air Astana has signed a multi-year agreement
with Embraer on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the
component needs for the airline’s new E2 fleet.
The airline operates a
fleet of nine E190s and
took delivery of its first E190-E2 jet in December 2018. The new aircraft flies on domestic and Commonwealth of Independent
States (CIS) routes.
The airline will receive four additional
E190-E2s later this year, with the last of the five aircraft, all of which
are leased by AerCap, being delivered in the final quarter of
The Pool Agreement for the airline’s E190-E2 fleet
will cover unlimited access and full repair coverage for more than
325 components with almost a third of them exclusively placed at
airline’s main base to ensure high fleet availability.
are proud that Air Astana has chosen to place its trust in us to
support its new E2 fleet, further reinforcing Embraer's commitment
to customers in the region with TechCare portfolio of solutions.
It is a strong endorsement for the program and Embraer services,
proving customers loyalty to the state of the art support of the
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) with a competitive value,”
said Johann Bordais, President and CEO of Embraer Services &
Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently
supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow
airlines to minimize their upfront investment on expensive
repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of
Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair
service provider network. The results are significant savings on
repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required
warehousing space, and the elimination of resources required for
repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed
Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana, said, “The
support of the OEM is a natural fit for Air Astana as we
transition into our new fleet of Embraer’s second generation of E-
Jets. This was fundamental in our decision to join the program,
which will allow us to upkeep our daily operations as it offers
cost effective and practical solutions, guaranteeing efficiency
and competitive results.”
The E190-E2 is the first of three new aircraft
types that will make up the Embraer E2 family of aircraft
developed to succeed the first-generation of E-Jets.