01 June 2017: Direct Maintenance and Etihad Airways have extended their existing partnership to include Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at its next support location. Direct Maintenance is now appointed to provide comprehensive and dedicated aircraft line maintenance support at 3 each east-African locations on behalf of Etihad Airways. The National Carrier of the United Arab Emirates is now receiving high profile line maintenance services through Direct Maintenance at the locations Entebbe (EBB, Uganda), Dar es Salaam (DAR, Tanzania) and Nairobi (NBO, Kenya).
The newest addition to the partnership at Nairobi includes the coverage for a daily passenger service flown by Etihad Airways with A320 family aircraft, as well as support to a busy freighter operation deploying A330F and B777F models.
Roger Meels, Director Sales & Marketing comments: “Over the years we have been in position to prove to Etihad Airways our value proposition is really working well and to benefit of both partners at existing locations in Tanzania and Uganda. It is very nice to see the hard work and strong customer focus of our well trained engineering colleagues is not only recognised by a sophisticated flag carrier like Etihad Airways, but also being rewarded by our recent appointment for Nairobi, one of the larger Etihad Airways’ hubs in Africa. In particular regarding the freighter operation, as perishables are an essential volume of cargo at Nairobi, operating safe and on-time is extemely essential for our customers, obviously against affordable cost levels. Being fully approved by the UAE GCAA and holding the approvals to cover every aircraft model operated by our prime customers, we are well placed to offer our support both now as well as in the future. We are constantly adjusting ourselves to the dynamic of the aviation industry to support our customers in a fully satisfactory way.”
Direct Maintenance operates a network of 9 each high quality aircraft line maintenance line stations across Europe and Africa, in support of many flag carrier customers, holding regulatory approvals to issue Certification of Release to Service on an impressive number of 45 aircraft-engine combinations. This includes the latest models wide body jets such as the A380, B787 and B747-8.
When wishing to touch base with Direct Maintenance, for example to discuss our proposed solutions to your daily challenges in line maintenance, do not hesitate to contact Roger Meels today.