Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed an agreement with Boeing that will make it the first carrier in Africa to use Boeing’s Consumable & Expendable Services offering which will help the airline improve airplane reliability and turnaround times.
Under the deal, Boeing will deliver materials, offer innovative services and understand the needs to keep maintenance operations running at optimum efficiency.
“This program will provide unparalleled support for our fleet of 737s and 787-8s and we expect to continue to grow our operations with increased reliability and quicker turnaround times,” said Jan de Vegt, Chief Operating Officer of Kenya Airways.
The agreement covers more than 18,700 parts during a five-year implementation period. Additional parts will be added in phases, up to the 35,700 parts required for the Kenya Airways fleet.
“Boeing’s Consumable & Expendable Services program provides the most economical and comprehensive solution for Kenya Airways,” said Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing for the Boeing Company.
With this program, the national carrier can rely on Boeing’s resources and global presence and focus on their core business of serving their passengers.”
The Consumable & Expendable Services offering will provide parts and services to KQ’s Boeing fleet of fourteen 737s and eight 787 Dreamliners, which will be serving a new non-stop route from Nairobi to New York beginning October 2018.