in Training

Technical University of Kenya lands high tech aviation training devices

Posted 10 April 2017 · Add Comment

Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767.

The CF6-80A2 engine manufactured by General Electric (GE) along with aviation maintenance training books, training aids, reading materials, used aircraft parts and aircraft manuals were donated  by Kenya Airways, GE and Boeing as a joint initiative to enable capacity building in aviation training schools in the region.

Speaking during the handover ceremony held at the Technical University of Kenya, Kenya Airways, Strategy and Performance Management Director Thomas Omondi said: “Our donation today further strengthens our commitment to ensure a stronger foundation of aeronautical knowledge, skills and more experience to aviation technicians and engineers even as they prepare for job market either with us or elsewhere. We are extremely happy to support the next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers”

Regional sales director for GE Aviation in Africa Dr. Rajiv Bissessur said: “As Africa’s aviation industry continues to grow, the need for skilled aviation professionals in the region is also on the rise, and GE Aviation is proud to play a role in the skill development efforts underway at the Technical University of Kenya.” 

“The donated CF6 engine will enable aeronautical engineering students to experience hands-on learning with one of the most popular wide body aircraft engine in service today and increase the pool of talented aviation experts that will be needed to service the needs of the airlines in Africa and around the world.” Rajiv added. 

Receiving the training equipment’s, vice chancellor Technical University of Kenya Prof. F.W.O Aduol hailed the partnership and said: “This donation will provide the much needed practical and research orientation to our technician and engineering students and thus increase their competitiveness. This will make us the University of Choice for aspiring aviation professionals in the region.” 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently reached 10 million flying hours in nearly five million flights.

Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse.

EgyptAir takes delivery of second B787-9 Dreamliner

EgyptAir’s second B787-9 Dreamliner has arrived today at Cairo International Airport. The aircraft is slated to operate flights from Cairo to Frankfurt by April 22nd.

Turkish Airlines adds Marrakech to its route network

Turkish Airlines has added Marrakech to its flight network.

Air Tanzania expands its presence in Europe

TAL Aviation and Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) have agreed that TAL Aviation's European sales teams covering France, Ireland and Sweden will be acting on behalf of the carrier to build Air Tanzania's brand in these territories.

Bombardier celebrates delivery of first CRJ900 aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is celebrating the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018.

Connect MEIA SK1402010519
See us at
Connect MEIA BT1402010519