Etihad Airways Engineering in an agreement with Kenya Airways will perform necessary inspections on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This comes under an integration program for the latest extensions to the airline’s fleet.
The first Boeing 787 starts this month, where the sixth and last one is planned for October 2017. During these heavy maintenance checks the airline is also looking for a number of product and reliability improvement modifications to systems and components.
Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, Jeff Wilkinson said: “We are pleased to support Kenya Airways in optimising its fleet performance and building its technical know-how through our expanding Boeing 787 heavy maintenance capabilities.”
The contract is to carry out mandatory checks on Kenya Airways’s Boeing 787-8 fleet.
Kenya Airways technical director, Martyn Haines said: “We will use this opportunity to upscale and retool some of our technical department, who will be onsite to provide oversight of all work being done. The agreement also opens up other collaborative opportunities including training programmes.
“We have an ongoing maintenance program of small and large checks across our other fleets, with all of these scheduled for completion within our maintenance facility.”
Etihad Airways Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services provider in the Middle East. It has assisted more than 100 airlines and aviation operators from all around the world.
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