Air Astana, GA Telesis expand flight hour support contract for A320, A321 aircraft

Kazakhstan´s national air carrier, Air Astana has announced the expansion of its GA Telesis Flight Hour support contract for its fleet Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the company said.

The support program entails warranty administration, repair management, 24/7/365 AOG support, a large main-base stock placed at Air Astana´s hub, and a greatly expanded pool access of inventory that will be used to support the airlines´ flight operations. Additionally, Air Astana will have access to GA Telesis´ extensive inventory of A320-family rotable components and GA Telesis´ MRO capabilities for both components and aerostructures.

GA Telesis provides integrated solutions to the aviation and aerospace industries. GA Telesis serves over 3,000 customers, including airlines, OEMs, MROs, and suppliers worldwide, with 31 leasing, sales, distribution, and MRO operations in 19 countries.

Air Astana operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on May 15, 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A320, A320neo, A321, A321neo, A321LR, and Embraer 190 and E2 aircraft.

Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan´s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.