Kazakhstan's Air Astana commences re-registering fleet in Ireland


Air Astana has commenced re-registering its fleet in Ireland as part of the partnership agreement between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority. The scope of the agreement is limited to aircraft on the register of civil aircraft of Ireland and operated under leasing arrangement by an operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan .

The aircraft are being transferred under ICAO ‘Article 83 bis’ agreement. 

Why is Article 83bis?

Article 83bis is an amendment to the Chicago Convention that outlines a legal framework allowing for the transfer of duties and functions from the State of Registry of an aircraft to the state of operator; essentially Article 83bis is designed to assist in the management of airworthiness between the two States through the transfer of responsibilities from the State of Registry to the State of the operator.

German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported P4-KGD Airbus A321-271NX msn 9432 was re-registered as EI-KGD on 11th September. P4-KDB Airbus A321-271NX msn 5404 was re-registered as EI-KDB on 12th September at Almaty International. 

The carrier operates a fleet of 25 aircraft including Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321neo, Boeing 767-300(ER) and Embraer E190-E2.

Air Astana is a joint venture owned by the Samruk Kazyna Wealth Fund (51%) and BAE Systems PLC (49%). 

Image courtesy of Airbus 

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