Kazakhstan’s flag carrier Air Astana has opened a training centre for aircraft engineers in Almaty.
The new centre, which is Part-147 certified by EASA and Kazakh aviation authorities, will provide training in 26 engineering disciplines, alongside a full course on A320 maintenance.
Before the opening of the new facility the carrier had been sending its technicians overseas for training.
The training centre will also offer places to engineers from third parties located in Kazakhstan and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The facility, which is a step towards the airline’s planned Aviation School, is one of just five training centres in the CIS to be certified by EASA.