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Kenya Airways' fleet to be upgraded

25 June 2014, 15:59

Nairobi - Kenya Airways’ fleet of 737NG aircraft will be receiving power-by-the-hour component support from AAR, an American global aerospace and defense contractor, following a five-year multi-million dollar agreement between the two companies.

AAR will place inventory on site in Nairobi while offering additional routable pool support from its newly established supply chain hub.

This deal builds on AAR's recent progress in establishing a foothold in Africa.

 Last year, AAR fulfilled a contract to service landing gear on Kenya Airways' Boeing 777s. AAR also supplies cargo systems for South African Airways and participated in the MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition in Ethiopia, focused on the build-out of Africa's aviation industry.

“Through efforts like these, Americans and Africans can begin to understand the mutually beneficial relationships both our economies need to sustain and grow,” said Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni.

“We appreciate the Obama administration's help in connecting us with AAR's services that will reduce our costs so we can continue to grow.”

AAR Chairman and CEO, David Storch, said the advocacy and access AAR gained through the Commerce Department's program gave his company an advantage in the face of stiff competition from European companies.

“The administration's support was key to enabling us to navigate the business landscape. This deal with Kenya Airways has helped to progress AAR's expansion across the African continent,” he said.

 – CAJ News

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