Kenya Airways has extended an Embraer 190 component maintenance agreement with Spairliners.

The component support specialist – jointly owned by Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik – says the contract extension became effective in April and covers pool access and provision of on-site stock at Kenya Airways facilities.

Under the new terms, Spairliners has additionally seconded a representative to Kenya Airways' Nairobi base, and will provide line maintenance training for the airline's mechanics, says the aftermarket company.

Spairliners head of sales, account management and marketing Cornelius Dalm describes the company as Kenya Airways' "preferred E-Jet component supplier".

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the SkyTeam carrier has 15 E190s, aged between five and eight years.

Spairliners' business is focused on component support for E-Jets and Airbus A380s.