(01 Sep 2021)
Kazakhstan has ordered two Airbus A400M aircraft.
With delivery of the first A400M aircraft
scheduled for 2024, the contract includes a complete suite of
maintenance and training support.
In addition to the order, Kazakhstan has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to collaborate on MRO
services, with a first step of creating a local C295 maintenance
Kazakhstan will be the ninth operator of the
aircraft together with Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain,
Turkey, Belgium, Malaysia and Luxembourg.
“The A400M will become the cornerstone of
Kazakhstan’s tactical and strategic airlifting operations,” said
Michael Schoellhorn, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space. “This new
export contract brings the total number of A400M orders to 176
aircraft, a figure that we expect to increase in the near future.
With more than 100 aircraft delivered and 100,000 flight hours in
operation, the A400M has proven its capabilities, reaching a state
of maturity that many potential customers were waiting for.”
With the capacity to accommodate the country’s
inventory and conduct military, civil and humanitarian missions,
the A400M will enable Kazakhstan to quickly respond to any mission
by rapidly deploying game-changing capabilities over long
distances and enabling effective access to remote areas.
Airbus A400M in Bangkok, Thailand in 2012