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Etihad pens deal to inspect Kenya Airways’ new Boeing fleet

BUSINESS
By Maina Mwangi | February 21st 2017
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Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways (KQ) to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet.

 This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline’s fleet. The first of six scheduled checks begins later this month, with the last one planned for October.

 The airline is also planning a number of product and reliability improvement modifications to systems and components during the checks.

Etihad Airways Engineering Chief Executive Jeff Wilkinson said the partnership will support KQ in optimising its fleet performance and building its technical know-how.

KQ Technical Director Martyn Haines said the national carrier will use the opportunity to upscale and improve its technical department.

“The agreement also opens up other collaborative opportunities including training programmes,” he said. Etihad Airways Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services provider in the Middle East.

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