TechInAfrica – Powerhouse aircraft production Boeing and Kenya Airways (KQ) have agreed to landing gear exchange service, in a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday(23/02).
The signing took place on leading aviation industry event for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul, 2022 MRO Middle East Exhibition.
Both companies will be exchanging service on landing gear repair and overhaul, where Boeing will provide nine landing gear shipsets for KQ and additional shipsets and parts during unexpected Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situation.
Not only providing gears, Boeing will also manage the repair and overhaul process for KQ 787 fleet, including its engineering and technical aspects.
“This is just one example of how we can bring value to our customers through solutions tailored to meet their specific needs – in this case, an increase in Kenya Airways’ 787 maintenance efficiency and cost effectiveness,” says Anbessie Yitbarek, Vice President of Commercial Services Sales and Marketing for Boeing.
Technical Director at KQ Evans Kihara says, “The customer is key in all our operations and this program will help us continue to offer world class customer service as it will safeguard our operations and minimize disruptions to our guests.”
“This allows us to plan our cash outflow in advance, and to work with Boeing to ensure that our network schedule integrity is achieved, bringing the much-desired predictability to our guests.”