Join our
LinkedIn Group


Supplier Spotlight

News

Record-breaking aircraft order

 Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana has placed a US$1.3 billion order for four Boeing extended range 767-300ERs and three 787-8s – the largest single order for commercial airplanes in the country's history.


"Our decision to order the Boeing airplanes is part of Air Astana's long-term growth strategy to expand and modernize our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes to serve domestic, regional and international routes," said Peter Foster, president of Air Astana. "In addition, we want to offer an enhanced travel experience for our customers, which we shall be able to do on these airplanes."


In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 provides airlines with fuel efficiency, with Boeing claiming the aircraft use 20% less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. Passengers will also see improvements on the 787, from an interior environment with higher humidity to increased comfort and convenience.


The Boeing 767 range is designed to be clean, quiet, and fuel-efficient, providing maximum market versatility in the 200- to 300-seat market. Boeing has delivered more than 1,000 767s that are flown by over 120 operators around the world.


"We are extremely pleased that Air Astana has partnered with Boeing to participate in the region's growing air transport market," said Marty Bentrott, vice president of sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Today, airlines are increasingly looking at lower operating costs and fuel efficiency without compromising on technological innovations and customer experience. We are confident that both the 767-300ER and the 787 Dreamliner will play an important role as Air Astana continues with its expansion plans."


MORE NEWS

Click here  Dreamliner-inspired interior for Korean's B747-8i

Click here  Dreamliner deal to usher in a new era for Qantas

Click here  Work begins on certifying 4G SmartSky wi-fi system

Click here  Production milestone for Recaro USA

Click here  Buzz earns top 10 innovator status

Click here  Air New Zealand and LSG Sky Chefs expand partnership

Click here  United boosts streaming IFE offerings

Click here  Leather Institute receives new FAA certification

Click here  SITA OnAir announces first EASA STC for GX Aviation

Click here  A new aviation giant is born: LATAM

Click here  The latest innovations in aircraft passenger experience from market leaders

Click here  New Asia sales executive at Sekisui Polymer Innovations

Click here  Airworthy Aerospace expanding operations

Click here  Austrian wins amenity award with Formia kit

Click here  Panasonic celebrates 800th eXConnect installation and reports usage statistics

Click here  La Compagnie installs two new lighting systems on B757

Click here  Rockwell Collins boosts Satcom offer with ICG acquisition

Click here  Lufthansa to double its lounges in Munich

Click here  LAN Peru now serving national cuisine

Click here  First additive / subtractive manufacturing service launched

Click here  Hainsworth weaves Replin Fabrics deal

Click here  Aerofoam Industries honored by Recaro Aircraft Seating

Click here  GlobalVT inflight telephony app now available for Android

Click here  WestJet rolls out PED-based IFEC system

Click here  Linstol lands United amenity kit contract

Click here  Rogers rebrands High Performance Foams

Click here  JAL opens revamped Sakura lounge at Osaka

Click here  UK supply chain companies offered £1.2m of support

Click here  Carry PEDs in the cabin to minimize cabin fire risk, say pilots

Click here  Emirates cabin crew to be virtually trained

Click here  Brace yourselves: BA to help 50,000th nervous flyer

Click here  Update re Zodiac's Newport facility explosion

Click here  BA's stretch Dreamliner to feature a fourth class

Click here  Air Capital Interiors receives FAA Repair Station Certificate

Click here  Air France keeps kids amused

Click here  STG doubles Miami premises

Click here  New terminals claimed to reduce weight by up to 60%

Click here  HBO drama for Qantas flyers

Click here  LSG extends Lufthansa first class contract

Click here  Cowshed onboard United aircraft

Click here  Qantas appoints Rockpool sommeliers


View more news stories

 

 

SEARCH THE SITE

   Sort by: relevance most recent

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Few aircraft are remembered as fondly as Concorde, even though it was beyond the reach of the vast majority of travelers. The team who worked on BA's 1997 cabin design share their memories of the triumphs and challenges they encountered during this very special project
Click here to read more

Virgin Atlantic has created a confident, sophisticated interior for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which puts the crew at the heart of the experience
Click here to read more

Daniel Baron, CEO of LIFT Strategic Design, exclusively shares with Aircraft Interiors International some details and thoughts behind his design for Skymark’s all-premium A380
Click here to read more

In the first of a two-part series, Michael Childers considers how passengers with impaired sight or hearing will be able to enjoy more IFE options in the future
Click here to read more

As closed captioning in IFE for the deaf and hard of hearing progresses, audio descriptions and tactile interfaces for the blind take the stage, and airlines deal with service animals in the cabin, accessibility of websites, and kiosk accessibility in the airport
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the aircraft interiors industry. Want to see your company included? Contact simon.hughes@ukipme.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the aircraft interiors community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to adam.gavine@ukipme.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email simon.hughes@ukipme.com