Berkut Air

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State Air Company
BERKUT AIR
IATA
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ICAO
BEC
Callsign
BEC
Founded 2000
Operating bases Astana International Airport
Fleet size 5
Headquarters Astana, Kazakhstan

RSE State Air Company Berkut", commonly known as Berkut and named after the Golden Eagle symbol of the country ("Berkut" in Kazakh), is an airline based in Astana, Kazakhstan, operating Government charter flights out of Astana International Airport.[1]

History[edit]

Airbus A330-200 operated by State Air company "Berkut" (ICAO code: BEC) the Kazakhstan government.
Berkut Air Boeing 747-200 freighter aircraft seen in 2005.

Berkut was founded in 2000.[2] Along with all other commercial Kazakh airlines with the exception of Air Astana, it was banned from entering EU airspace in April 2009, due to the poor maintenance standards in the country. October 2009, have been allowed the ban to be lifted again.[2]

Fleet[edit]

As of November 2012, the Berkut Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1]

Fleet operating for the Government of Kazakhstan

Charter and Cargo Fleet

Retired aircraft:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 85. 
  2. ^ a b Information on Berkut at the Aviation Safety Network

External links[edit]