Kazakh Flag Carrier Signs Agreement to Buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

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Kazakh Flag Carrier Signs Agreement to Buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has signed a letter of intent with Boeing to acquire thirty Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the ongoing Dubai Airshow.

“Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The companies today signed a letter of intent for the 30 airplanes with a list price value of $3.6 billion,” Boeing said in a statement Tuesday.

Last week, the company said it was working towards Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification flights of its trouble-torn 737 Max aircraft, where pilots of the US aviation regulator will conduct flight (s) of the final updated software on board the aircraft.

Kazakh Flag Carrier Signs Agreement to Buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

The 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of airplanes that offer 130 to 230 seats and the ability to fly up to 3,850 nautical miles (7,130 kilometers).

“With improvements such as the CFM International LEAP-1B engine and Advanced Technology winglets, the 737 MAX provides operators a 14% improvement over today's most efficient single-aisle airplanes and extended range to open up new destinations,” the company claims.


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