4 Apr 2024 13:14

Aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and US sign agreement on flight safety assessment

ALMATY. April 4 (Interfax) - The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK) has signed an agreement with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a preliminary international aviation safety assessment (IASA), Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) said in a press release.

"The agreement specifies a shared approach to the preliminary IASA process, including information exchange, technical assistance and capacity-building activities. This agreement will enhance cooperation between the AAK, the CAC and the FAA and will help improve the level of aviation safety in Kazakhstan," the press release said.

The preliminary international aviation safety assessment is aimed at obtaining Category 1 status from the FAA in the future, which will allow Kazakhstan's airlines to launch direct flights to the United States, the press release said.

It was previously reported that Kazakhstan's flag carrier Air Astana planned to start regular air service to the United States in 2025 after receiving Boeing 787 Dreamliners.