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Astana, Kazakhstan • 18 November, 2022 | 16:55
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Kazakhstan Prepares for Launch of Direct Flights to US

Boeing and the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee discuss strengthening cooperation

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Kazakhstan’s Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Kairbek Uskenbayev met with the representatives of Boeing to discuss the expansion of cooperation between the national Civil Aviation Committee and the American aircraft company, QazMonitor reports.

Since the beginning of 2022, the Kazakh aviation committee has been working closely with Boeing to prepare for the launching of direct flights between Kazakhstan and the U.S. One of the important steps includes passing the International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA) by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The national airline Air Astana had signed a contract for the purchase of three Boeing-787-9 Dreamliners. At an August press conference, the airline’s president Peter Foster announced that the aircrafts are expected to arrive in Kazakhstan in 2025.

Until then, the Civil Aviation Committee and Boeing have been looking for new joint projects. At the moment, the aircraft company is holding a free seminar on Airline Planning Workshop (APW) for representatives of the civil aviation industry of Kazakhstan from November 14-19 in Astana.

The seminar includes various modules, including strategy and competition, fleet planning and revenue management, aircraft economics, and more. Participants included representatives of the Civil Aviation Committee, the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, Samruk-Kazyna SWF JSC, Air Astana (Fly Arystan), Qazaq Air, and SCAT.

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