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The first Air Astana C-check on Airbus A320neo at Almaty Airport base

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Krista Kuznecova
Country: Kazakhstan Aircraft: Airplanes

Air Astana completed its first independent C-check, at its base at Almaty Airport in November 2019. An Airbus A320neo aircraft, registration P4-KBH was selected for this C-check. Air Astana received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in October to perform this advanced level of maintenance. The certificate allows Air Astana to perform heavy maintenance (C-check) on Airbus 319/320/321 aircraft.
 
During the C-check which was performed in 10 days under the guidance of S7 Technics specialists, Air Astana engineers and supporting teams successfully carried out over 170 safety checks, as well as cosmetic cabin restoration. In preparation for this significant maintenance work, over the past 11 months, Air Astana engineers have received training at S7 Technics’ base in Moscow.
 
Last year Air Astana and S7 Technics signed a memorandum of understanding to establish C-check maintenance at Air Astana’s bases in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. Under the agreement, S7 Technics provides consulting services as well as training of Air Astana specialists to expand their repair capabilities. The partnership involves the sharing and exchange of tools and equipment between the Air Astana maintenance base and S7 Technics’ bases.
 

“Our primary goal is to minimise airline costs by independently performing heavy aircraft maintenance. With the expansion of our experience and capability, we also see the possibility of carrying out maintenance for external customers. This in turn will increase revenue and offset part of the cost of performing our own C-checks. We expect this to happen in the coming years,” said Keith Wardle, Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, Air Astana.
 
“In the history of S7 Technics, this is the first such project. But there are examples in the aviation industry when a provider helps a customer develop their own competencies. For an airline of the scale of Air Astana, the development of its own competencies in the field of basic maintenance is not a whim, but a logical step to reduce costs.” - commented Igor Panshin, Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales, S7 Technics.
 
Air Astana will significantly increase its maintenance capability at the Nur-Sultan base ready for the first C-check there later in 2020.



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