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Kazakhstan selects Airbus A400 M
Kazakhstan selects Airbus A400 M

| Marek Kaminsky | Source : Air&Cosmos 242 mots

Kazakhstan selects Airbus A400 M

Two to be delivered to Nursultan in 2024

Two A400Ms for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has decided to purchase two Airbus A400Ms, as reported by its Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2024. The contract was signed on 1 September, but the amount was not disclosed. It includes maintenance and training. Kazakhstan is the ninth country to choose the Airbus aircraft, along with Germany, Malaysia, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Luxembourg, France and the UK. A great success for the European manufacturer in a market where Russian platforms are omnipresent.

 

Local establishment

Airbus is going to create a centre for the maintenance and repair of civil and military aircraft, which will be certified, on the basis of the company "Aeronautical Industry of Kazakhstan" (KAI). This centre will be dedicated to all local platforms. A memorandum of cooperation was signed for this purpose. Airbus Defence & Space specialists are expected this month to conduct a technical audit of KAI's capabilities.

 

The C295 at the end of the runway

The press also mentions the issue of maintenance for the C-295 (military transport aircraft manufactured by Airbus). The border guards of the KNB (Committee for National Security, the Kazakh internal security and foreign intelligence service) had ordered one in 2019. However, already in February 2013, a memorandum of cooperation for the creation of a technical maintenance centre for Airbus Military aircraft (now part of Airbus Defence & Space) had been signed with a view to acquiring several C-295s... 

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