President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the opening of Aviation Technical Center "Air Astana" through a nationwide teleconference on December 6.
President of "Air Astana" Peter Foster noted that this step will become the contribution of "Air Astana" to the development of Astana as an aviation hub.
"The maintenance will be carried out in accordance with the standards of the European Aviation Security Agency, both for own airliners and other airlines, which is the contribution of the national carrier to the development of Astana as an aviation hub," he said.
"Air Astana" operates flights on 65 international and domestic routes. The company plans to expand the fleet to 64 airliners over the next ten years. The airline's staff will increase by 11 percent until 2020.
A nationwide teleconference called "New industrialization of the country: the leap of the Kazakh leopard" kicked off in Astana on Dec.6. The TV broadcasting is provided by 25 mobile television stations, "KazSat" satellite and national communication operators.
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