Published on November 20th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


IAA Visit Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan

Representatives of the Irish Aviation Authority paid a visit to the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan on November 16th, as stipulated in the 83bis Agreement between the two regulators. The agreement was signed in May 2021 and provides for aircraft operated in one country to be registered on the register of another country, subject to a formal international agreement between the two States and lodged with ICAO. All 28 aircraft in the Air Astana fleet have now transferred to the Irish aircraft register. The IAA review the aircraft and provide Certificates of Airworthiness, while other aspects of regulatory oversight are delegated to the Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority

The IAA team comprised Mr Pearse McCrann – Assistant Director of the Safety Regulation Division, Mr Nicholas Butterfield – Manager of Aircraft Registration and Certification and Mr Ken Holland – Manager of Airlines Airworthiness. They had a meeting with Director General Mr Catalin Radu and the management of AAK regarding the completion of the Air Astana fleet transfer under the Article 83bis Agreement, finalisation of the process and confirmation of further cooperation.

Catalin Radu Director General of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan said: “IAA’s cooperation and support for Kazakhstan aviation is outstanding. Since 2021, IAA has worked alongside AAK to help our agency establish and mature. We will continue to collaborate to improve AAK oversight capabilities”

Pearse McCrann, Assistant Director of the Safety Regulation Division, said that: “We are very happy to return to Astana at this important milestone in the Article 83bis Agreement with Kazakhstan and to have the opportunity to further advance our mutual plans for IAA’s technical support to the AAK with the Director General. We look forward to continuing the successful collaboration with the AAK team”.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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