LUFTHANSA TECHNIK TO PROVIDE TOTAL COMPONENT SUPPORT FOR KENYA AIRWAY FLEET OF BOEING 787 AIRCRAFT
Lufthansa Technik and Kenya Airways have signed a contract concerning the supply of aircraft components for Kenya Airways’ long-haul fleet.
Lufthansa Technik is a leading global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services.
Kenya Airways is an African airline that is known for its reliability and punctuality, and is committed to connecting Africa to the world having its hub in Nairobi.
Under the agreement, Lufthansa Technik will offer comprehensive component support for Kenya Airways’ nine Boeing 787-8s until the year 2028. The primary objective is to enhance the availability of spare parts for the Dreamliners in a cost-effective manner, as stated by Lufthansa Technik.
The contract encompasses a range of services, including classic MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) and component supply, as well as AOG (Aircraft On Ground) support, parts-pooling, and logistics services.
Allan Kilavuka, Group Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways expressed the airline’s need for additional parts due to increased air travel demand and the return of parked aircraft during the pandemic. The shortage of certain raw materials globally has affected aircraft parts availability, and partnering with Lufthansa Technik will reduce their reliance on the current global supply chain.
Kai-Stefan Roepke, Vice President Corporate Sales Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Lufthansa Technik, emphasized that their vast network of material and parts pools will help mitigate uncertainties in the global aircraft parts supply chain. They are committed to providing extensive support to Kenya Airways through their Total Component Support, not only during the post-pandemic ramp-up phase but also in the years ahead of their collaboration.