Air Astana takes delivery of its first E190-E2

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 4, 2018 22:06

Air Astana takes delivery of its first E190-E2

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana yesterday, following ferry flights from the manufacturer’s factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

This is the first of five Embraer E2 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to Air Astana, following an order originally placed in August, 2017. Air Astana currently operates a fleet of nine Embraer E190 aircraft on domestic and low-density regional services, with the first aircraft having entered service in 2011.  The new generation Embraer E190-E2 aircraft will gradually replace older Embraer E190s in its fleet.

The new aircraft features a special Air Astana “Snow Leopard” livery, which is intended to draw global attention to the threat of extinction faced by this large wild cat, which is a native of the mountain ranges in southern Kazakhstan.

 

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com December 4, 2018 22:06