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Kenya Airways selects Lufthansa Technik as Dreamliner component supplier

Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8
photo_camera Credit: Boeing

Nairobi-based Kenya Airways Ltd and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a long-term contract for the supply of aircraft components for the Kenyan flag carrier’s Boeing 787-8 fleet.

Kenya Airways’ total of nine 787-8s will receive the proven Total Component Support (TCS) from the MRO specialist until 2028.

The airline will gain access to Lufthansa Technik’s worldwide parts pool, significantly increasing the availability of spare parts for its Dreamliners.

The contract covers not only the classic MRO and supply of components but also an AOG (Aircraft On Ground) support, various parts-pooling and logistics services.

The agreement will enable Kenya Airways to maximise efficiency in its technical operations and ensure the best possible availability of the spare parts it needs. The first services already began in May 2023.

Allan Kilavuka, group managing director and chief executive of Kenya Airways, said: “Due to increased demand in air travel, Kenya Airways embarked on a journey of returning to service aircraft that were parked during the pandemic. This resulted in an increased demand of parts to make the aircraft ready for flight.

“There has been a worldwide shortage of some raw materials negatively affecting availability of some aircraft parts. Therefore, we are looking forward to working with Lufthansa Technik, which will make us less dependent on the current global supply chain situation.”

Kai-Stefan Roepke, vice president corporate sales Europe, Middle East and Africa at Lufthansa Technik, said: “With access to our worldwide network of material and parts pools, our valued customer will indeed be able to significantly mitigate uncertainties in the global aircraft parts supply chain.

“We look forward to supporting Kenya Airways in the best possible way through our Total Component Support. This applies to the post-pandemic ramp-up phase as well as to the coming years of our cooperation.”

(Picture above – Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8. Credit: Boeing)

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