During the visit Ngunze expressed his gratitude to the government of South Sudan for its support over the last five years, since the airline made its maiden flight to Juba.
Kenya Airways began flying to the youngest country in the world in 2010 and currently flies 12 times a week to Juba, twice daily Monday to Friday and daily on Saturday and Sunday.
South Sudan factfile
South Sudan is the world’s newest country, gaining independence on 9 July 2011
Capital city: Juba
Population: Approx. 12 million
Area: 619,745 sq km
Languages: English (official), Arabic, Juba Arabic and some 60 indigenous languages, including Dinka, Nuer, Bari and Zande.
KQ receives EASA Certification
KQ Technical has been awarded the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Certification, which is the approval given to aircraft maintenance organisations that meet European maintenance standards.
This approval demonstrates that the quality of Kenya Airways’ aircraft maintenance has greatly improved and now meets international standards.
As a result, the airline aims to conduct more maintenance business, both for African and European carriers. For example, Lufthansa, through its subsidiary PrivatAir, has recently selected Kenya Airways to maintain their aircraft on its Frankfurt-Nairobi-Frankfurt flights.
The Technical department also recently went through a successful Embraer Authorised Service Centre audit and was rated at 85.79%.
Airline continues support of Aerial
Kenya Airways is proud to continue its involvement with AERIAL and is set to welcome delegates to the aviation education organisation’s 2016 conference, which will take place in Nairobi in March.
AERIAL (Aviation – Education, Resource & Information for African Lawyers) is a not-for-profit organisation designed to help African aviation flourish. Its members and supporting organisations are committed to sharing knowledge, developing aviation laws across Africa and improving the legal skills for African lawyers involved in aviation to allow them to compete in an increasingly international environment.
Founded in 2011, with the support and encouragement of General Electric’s aviation financing division, GECAS, AERIAL has grown across Africa and counts more than 80 African and international law firms, airlines and others across the aviation industry as participants. Lawyers at KQ have been supporters of the initiative from AERIAL’s very early days.