Air France-KLM’s MRO arm wins 787 deal from Kenya Airways

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Kenya Airways has extended its MRO partnership with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance to include component support for its ordered Boeing 787 fleet.

The African carrier is due to receive the first of nine General Electric GEnx-powered 787-8s on 4 April, with the remainder due to follow by the end of 2015.

AFI KLM E&M says the airline signed a flight hour-based component maintenance agreement which also covers provision of an equipment kit to Kenya Airways’ base in Nairobi and access to the MRO provider’s spare-parts pool.

The deal is a follow-up to a number of MRO contracts between the partners, including deals covering CF6-80C2 engine maintenance for Kenya Airways’ 767s, APU support for 737s and 777s, and component services for the 737s.