Newly minted central Asian airline Air Kazakhstan will begin flying the first of 10 Bombardier Q400 NGs in March 2015, with a $230 million price tag on the aircraft/operations deal. Bombardier’s director of business development and sales in Russia and the CIS, Mark Gilbert, said initial pilot training will be carried out in Canada, and that expatriate staff would establish the operation, “but the whole idea is that the Air Kazakhstan company is managed by officials ...

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