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France offering Rafale fighters to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

Multiple media reports suggest that France is offering the Dassault Rafale to the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and have been working on a sales campaign for “several months”

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Inside FlyArystan: Kazakhstan's pioneering low-cost airline

Air Astana’s new budget offshoot has already outgrown its parent and is aiming to become the preeminent airline in Central Asia. Airliner World’s Craig West travelled to its headquarters in Almaty to find out more

Air Astana posts record profits, declares 2022 its best year ever

Almaty-based Air Astana has declared 2022 its best year ever after posting a record profit of $78.2 million after tax.

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Insight into Air Astana: We sit down with the airline's president and CEO

Airliner World’s Craig West travelled east to the Kazakh city of Almaty to hear how flag carrier Air Astana is transforming its business and cementing its position as the leading airline in the region.

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What’s the future fleet outlook for Air Astana?

Discover what the future fleet outlook is for the Kazakh flag carrier, regarding both narrow- and widebody types, by reading here on Key.Aero…

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Two more Kazakh L-39Cs fly again from Aero

Two of ten Kazakhstan Air Defence Force (KADF) L-39C Albatrosses that have been going through overhaul and upgrade at Aero Vodochody since mid-2020, were seen flying from the company's facility near Prague, Czech Republic, on September 7

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Air Astana recovery continues

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana is in a jubilant mood after carrying 3.9 million passengers during the first seven months of the year, up 9% over the same period in 2021.

Kazakhstan violence: how has aviation been impacted?

Key.Aero has the latest on the state of commercial aviation within the Central Asian country after all scheduled services were suspended earlier in the month.

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Airbus secures A400M order from Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan will become the ninth operator of the A400M heavy-lift tactical transport after Airbus announced that the nation had ordered two examples of the type on September 1

First modernised L-39C returned to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Air Defence Force capabilities have been enhanced following the recent return of at least one Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros training/light combat aircraft, after completing a modernisation process