Air Astana - MRO Russia & CIS Award Winner

Air Astana has been awarded winner of the MRO Russia & CIS Award for “Aircraft Maintenance achievements in Central Asia”.

The award ceremony took place on 10th March at the 15th MRO Russia & CIS exhibition and conference - Shaping The Future, held at the World Trade Centre in Moscow.

“It is an honour for Air Astana to receive this award. It demonstrates a high appreciation for the level of our performance in maintenance and we are grateful our efforts have been recognised,” said Keith Wardle, Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance at Air Astana. “Our primary aim is to expand our maintenance capability and experience, while at the same time achieving financial and quality benefits for the airline.” added Wardle.

Last year Air Astana received its EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification to perform C-check maintenance on Airbus A319/320/321 aircraft. Previously, the airline performed only line maintenance on its fleet and the aircraft of other airlines. In November 2019, Air Astana conducted its first C-check of an Airbus A320neo aircraft at its own technical centre in Almaty. Now Air Astana is developing plans to significantly increase its maintenance capability at its other technical centre in Nur-Sultan, so that C-checks can be performed there in the future too.

The MRO Russia & CIS Professional Aircraft Maintenance Award was established by the Air Transport Review magazine. The prize is awarded annually at the international conference MRO Russia & CIS, organised by ATO Events and Infomost Consulting. This year the exhibition brought together more than 90 exhibiting companies from over 30 countries.