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Airlines

Name: BERKUT AIR
7JetSet7 Code: ORE
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: CIS
City: ALMATY
Country: KAZAKHSTAN
Employees 317
Web: berkutairsvs.almaty.kz
Email: berkutairsvs@2day.kz
Telephone: +7 7272572330
Fax: +7 3272572339
Sita: ALABSXH
Background
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ORE-LOGO

FORMED IN 1997 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. A DIVISION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE KAZAKHSTAN REPUBLIC. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
6 Milena Street
Almaty, 050079, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (Republic of Kazakhstan) was established in 1991, covers an area of 2,717,300 sq km, its population is 19 million, and its capital city is Astana. The official language is Kazak.

Kazakhstan, located between Russia and China, is a vast and boundless nation with unlimited natural resources and potential. It is the world's ninth largest country in size, and the largest of the Central Asia states of the former USSR; it is equivalent to the size of Western Europe. Kazakhstan holds about four billion tons of proven recoverable oil reserves. The Gross National Product (GNP) is expected to triple by 2015.

KAZAKHSTAN IS BIGGER THAN WESTERN EUROPE, BUT ONLY HAS 19 MILLION POPULATION. IT HAS LARGER OIL RESERVES THAN SAUDI ARABIA, & GOLD, IRON ORE, AND URANIUM. ALMATY, IS THE ORIGINAL CAPITAL, BUT THE NEW CAPITAL IS ASTANA (AQMOLA) IN CENTRAL KAZAKHSTAN. ALMATY REMAINS THE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL CENTER. ALMATY WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS ALMA ATA.

AUGUST 1994: OPERATES SCHEDULED IL-62M SERVICES TO VLADIVOSTOK ON RUSSIA'S EAST COAST. CONSORTIUM TO FUND PURCHASE OF TU-224'S, WESTERNIZED VERSION OF TU-204 WITH RR ENGINES & US AVIONICS. AIM TO PROVIDE WESTERN LEVELS OF SERVICE IN RUSSIAN DOMESTIC MARKET. SHAREHOLDERS (ARO) 10%, VLADIVOSTOK CITY COUNCIL, KAZAN AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION FACTORY (MANUFACTURES IL-96M). A K A "ORIENT EAST AIRWAYS" AND "ORIENT AVIA." SUBSIDIARY OF AIR FINANCE EUROPE (FIL), NOW ABSORBED INTO STAR AIR TOURS (SRT).

1ST IL-96M DELIVERY, 138 PAX.

APRIL 1995: 2ND IL-96M DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 1995: 3RD IL-96M DELIVERY.

JANUARY 1996: 1995 = 95,800 PASSENGERS (PAX), 840 TONS OF CARGO.

APRIL 1996: APPLIED FOR ROUTE TO HAWAII.

POSSIBLE TU-204/TU-224 (3,800 NM RANGE). 4TH IL-96M DELIVERY, EX-CZECH GOVERNMENT. 4 ORDERS TU-134'S.

JULY 1996: 1 TU-134A3 (D-30), EX-ESTONIAN AIRLINES (ENA).

AUGUST 1996: 1 757-200, OPERATED FOR KAZAKHSTAN (KAZ) PRESIDENT VIP.

EDWARD VLASSOV, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, EX-(KAZ).

APRIL 1997: ASSOCIATED PALM BEACH AEROSPACE GROUP, LOCATED IN WEST PALM BEACH HAS 747SP (RG192) BASED THERE. 757 AT KAZAKHSTAN BRANCH IS BASED IN ALMATY (NB103) AND 1 FALCON IS BASED IN EUROPE. STILL APPLYING FOR USA SERVICE. DENIED VLADIVOSTOC TO HAWAII, BECAUSE IL-62 ENGINES NOT AT STAGE 3. INSTEAD OPERATED MOSCOW TO HURGHADA, EGYPT. ALSO, FLIES TO VLADIVOSTOC, PETROPAVLOSK, & KAMCHATKA, ASWELL AS CHARTERS TO BANGKOK.

317 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 157 FLIGHT CONTROL (FC) & 22 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1996 = 200,000 PASSENGERS (PAX), NOW 6TH LARGEST RUSSIAN PASSENGER AIRLINE, AFTER AEROFLOT (ARO), TRANSAERO (TRX), VNUKOVO (VNU), DOMODEDOVO (DOD), AND PULKOVO AIRLINES (STG). MERGING WITH CARGO OPERATOR EAST LINE AIR (ESL).

DECEMBER 1997: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH (KAZ), FOR WET-LEASE 2 737-200'S TO (KAZ). TO PROVIDE FLIGHT CREWS, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING FOR THESE 2 737-200'S AND 1 OTHER LEASED 737-200. HAVING PROBLEMS FINDING (FAA) QUALIFIED MECHANICS (MT) FOR 737-200'S. NOW HAS 4 USA MECHANICS (MT) ON-SITE, WHO HAVE TO WORK LONG HOURS, AND ONE FLIES ON EACH FLIGHT. NEED + 4 MECHANICS IMMEDIATELY.

757-2M6 (23454) DELIVERY. 1 737-2H4 (20925), LEASED, FOR DOMESTIC SERVICE FROM ALMATY, INCLUDING TO AKMOLA. 1 727-200 (22999), (TOP) WET-LEASED.

APRIL 1998: 317 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 157 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 22 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

(http://www.russia.net/home/orient/index.html).

INCDT: BERKUT AIR (ORE) 737-2H4 (20925) SLID OFF THE RUNWAY AFTER LANDING AT ALMATY IN HEAVY RAIN. THE AIRPLANE MAY BE SCRAPPED. ALL 6 (FC) - (CA)/80 PASSENGERS ON BOARD OK.

OCTOBER 1999: 757 KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENTIAL AIRPLANE "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK COMPLETED AT ROYAL BRUNEI (RBA).

AUGUST 2000: ALEXANDER KLEBANOV, PRESIDENT.

SEPTEMBER 2000: APPLIES TO CHANGE NAME TO "BERKUT AIRWAYS."

APRIL 2001: 1 AN-12 DELIVERY (TO INSTALL (TCAS) AND PUT INTO COMMERCIAL SERVICE).

AUGUST 2001: CHANGES ITS NAME FROM "ORIENT EAGLE AIRWAYS" TO STATE AIR COMPANY "BERKUT."

FEBRUARY 2002: 767-2DXER (32594, UN-B6701), DELIVERY.

MARCH 2002: VIP 757 "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK AT ROYAL BRUNEI (RBA).

July 2006: Berkut Air (ORE) offers custom-made and VIP flights to destinations within Kazakjstan. Also provides a ground handling service.

(ICAO) Code: BEK - (Callsign - BERKUT). SITA: ALABSXH ALABKXH.

June 2009: The European Commission (EC) has updated its airline blacklist, which details the operators that are banned from serving any destination in the European Union (EU). The updated list still includes Kazakh operators Berkut Air (ORE), and Starline (LMZ).


Note: BERKUT AIR (ORE) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
ORE-757-2M6ER
ORE-A330-243 - 2013-06

May 2014:

0 727-2F2 (JT8D) (1811-22999, /82 TC-IYA), EX-(THY), (TOP) WET-LSD 1997-11. RTND.

0 737-2H4 (JT8D) (373-20925, /74 70 85), EX-(SWA), (TIA)/(SRT) LSD, UNREPAIRABLE. W/O. SEE INCDT IN APRIL 1998.

1 747SP (21962), BASED AT WEST PALM BEACH, USA (SRT).

1 757-2M6 (RB211-535E4) (102-23454, /86 UN-B5701), "KAZAKHSTAN" TITLES, EX-(RBA), VIP OPS FOR KAZAKHSTAN PRESIDENT, (ETOPS) EQ'PD SEE (SRT). VIP.

1 767-2DXER (CF6-80C2B4) (861-32954, /01 UN-B6701), GOVT OPS. VIP.

1 A319-115CJ (CFM56-5B7/P) (2592, /05 UN-A1901), (CLA) WET-LSD 2006-09. VIP 19F.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (3199, /07 UN-A2001), WET-LST, FOR GOVT OPS. "KAZAKHSTAN" TITLES. VIP.

1 A330-243CJ (TRENT 772B-60) (863, /07 UP-A3001 - - SEE PHOTO - - "ORE-A330-243 - 2013-06")), COMLUX (CLA) LSD 2013-06. OPS BY BERKUT AIR/(LSF) KAZAKHSTAN GOVERMENT. EXEC.

1 FALCON 100, BASED IN EUROPE.

0 B AE 111-401AK (SPEY 511-14) (078, /66 UN-B1111), RETIRED. VIP.

1 AN-12BK (AI-20M) (02348304, /72 UN-11373), IN (ARO) COLORS, WHITE TAIL. FREIGHTER.

0 IL-62M (4154535, RA-86126, ST KAPO), 2 RETIRED. 138 PAX, 3 CLASS.

2 IL-76TD (D-30KP-2) (1033414485, /93 UN-76371; 1033416520, /93 UN-76374), FREIGHTER.

0 IL-86. 1 RETIRED.

2 LET L-410 UVP.

0 TU-134. 2 RETIRED.

1 TU-154B2 (NK-8-2U) (80A-464, /80 UN-85464), "KAZAKHSTAN" TITLES. GOVT OPS. EXEC.

1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (889, /91 UN-85713), IN WHITE-BLUE COLORS WITHOUT TITLES. VIP.

10 ORDERS TU-224:

1 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9411533, /74 UP-Y4023), 12 PAX.

1 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9621148, /76 UN-88191), 16 PAX.

1 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9711552, /77 UN-88260), 14 PAX.

1 YAK-40K (AI-25) (9620148, /76 UN-88181), 32Y.

Management:
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WILLIAM BOND ELLIOTT, CHAIRMAN (FIL) (SRT).

VLADIMIR MONAKOV, GENERAL DIRECTOR (ORE).

DIMITRI STRESHINSKI, PRESIDENT (FIL) (SRT).

ALEXANDER KLEBANOV, PRESIDENT (ORE) (2000-06).

ALEXANDRE KRINICHANSKI, MANAGING DIRECTOR (ORE).

ALMAT TIMIRBEKOV, DIRECTOR.

SHELON GERSHMAN, EXECUTIVE VP TECHNICAL (1998-01),
(T: 7-3272) 517-604).

CAPTAIN SERGEI IVANOV, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS.

YERBOL OSPANOV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (yerbolosp@mail.ru).

NIKOLAY KURUMIDI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (2001-08)
(berkut_t@mail.ru) (T: 7-3272) 581-111). (nick_oeg@mail.ru).

 
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