CF34-10E MRO for Air Astana
Kazakhstan national carrier Air Astana (KZR) has signed an exclusive 5-year-agreement with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) for the provision of MRO services for the carrier's fleet of CF34-10E powered Embraer E190 aircraft. Air Astana introduced the first of twelve planned E190 into the regional operation in May 2011. Under the new contract LTAA will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services as well as spare engine support.
"Following the positive experience with our previous PW125B MRO support agreement, we decided earlier in 2013 to extend the relationship by entering into an exclusive engine service agreement for our new E-Jet fleet with LTAA. We have worked with the Alzey shop since the airline started operating PW125B powered Fokker 50 in 2002 and we have found that LTAA is delivering the service we require at very competitive prices", says John Wainwright, Senior Vice President Engineering Group, Air Astana.
"We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Air Astana and are looking forward to supporting the airlines future growth" says Martin Hach, COO of LTAA. "We believe the achievement of this agreement is a result of LTAA commitment to the Regional Aircraft Engine market to provide the most flexible and comprehensive services to our customers".
Picture: (Seating from left) Peter Foster, President Air Astana and Martin Hach, COO LTAA, John Wainwright, SVP Engineering Group, Air Astana (Standing from left) Shaun Buchanan, Sales Executivw, and Andreas Kehl, VP Marketing + Sales (both LTAA )