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All set for aviation festival in Nairobi

19 December 2013, 16:32

Nairobi - The Kenya Air Show Festival scheduled for Nairobi is set to attract stakeholders in the aviation sector as well as thousands of enthusiasts from the continent.

The two-day event will be held from Saturday at the Wilson Airport.

The festival will showcase air-force and commercial aircraft from the continent.

Local companies and those from Kenya are set to have a bigger presence.

According to Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, the festival was being held to celebrate achievements the airline and the industry have been made by since independence.

“As we mark 50th anniversary, we are also celebrating our achievements which include growth in our fleet and network of destinations.

"Today, we have the most modern fleet in Africa and are looking to enhance it further with the expected delivery of two or more 777-ER aircrafts and the Dreamliner in 2014,” said Naikuni.

Among the aircrafts at the static display will be the Boeing 787 Dreamliner which Kenya Airways says is keen to acquiring.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is one of the most modern aircraft ever manufactured with and is part of the aircrafts that carry between 200 and 300 passengers on routes between 3 500 and 8 500 nautical miles.

The festival will entail fly-pasts by the national carrier, the Kenya Airforce, the South African Airforce, helicopters, skydivers, and a raft of private and commercial pilots.

Aero Club of East Africa is organizing the event.

– CAJ News


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