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Heavy Maintenance Checks for Kenya Airways Boeing 787 Fleet

Kenya Airways engaged Joramco for heavy maintenance checks on its Boeing 787 fleet, the Jordanian MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) specialist has disclosed.


Joramco says that it completed in May and June out-of-phase checks on five Boeing 787s, which included "major modifications" to the aircraft's IFE system and oxygen equipment in the passenger service units.


The agreement covered a sixth aircraft, which was scheduled for the maintenance check in September.


It was the first co-operation between Kenya Airways and Joramco, the MRO provider notes.


Kenya Airways technical director Evans Kihara states that the collaboration provided "an excellent opportunity for skills and knowledge transfer".


He says that technical capabilities are "important to our business as we are a maintenance hub for different operators in the African region".


Cirium fleets data shows that Kenya Airways has nine 787-8s aged between four and six years.


The carrier additionally has 10 737NGs, three 737 Classics – including a stored unit – and 15 Embraer 190s.