The 27th MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition-Press Photo The 27th MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition-Press Photo

Agreement signed between EgyptAir Maintenance, Kenya Airways

Mon, Mar. 19, 2018
CAIRO – 19 March 2018: An agreement was signed on Monday between EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering and Kenya Airways, under which EgyptAir Maintenance would provide maintenance services to Kenya flights in Cairo.

During the 27th MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition, held in Cairo from March 18 to 20, Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy and Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Musallam witnessed the signing during their visit to the booth of EgyptAir Holding and its subsidiaries at the exhibition.

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The 27th MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition-Press Photo

The 27th MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition was attended by Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy; Egypt’s President of the Civil Aviation Authority Hani Al-Adawi; Director of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the Middle East Mohamed Rahma; Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Musallam; President of the Egyptian Aviation Academy Elias Sadeq; leaders of the civil aviation sector; major manufacturers of aircraft, aircraft engines and spare parts; representatives of African airlines; and suppliers of aircraft spare parts.

Musallam said that EgyptAir Holding Company is studying launching new airlines in Africa to reach all central African airports.

He added that the company is not focused only on airlines, but has also exchanged expertise with other companies and entered new fields in African air transport, referring that Egypt has promoted a trade exchange between Egypt and African countries by making regular cargo flights between Cairo and Juba, South Sudan, as well as to Lagos, Nigeria and N'Djamena, Chad.

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The 27th MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition-Press Photo
Musallam remarked that Egypt has a leading role in the evolution of the aviation industry at African and international levels, confirming that Egypt is keen to meet the requirements of the African market and to harness all its potential to serve Africa and develop the aviation sector, which is the cornerstone of any economic renaissance within the continent.

Minister Fathy said that Egypt has a pivotal role in the field of civil aviation and a growing interest in harnessing all its potential to serve Africa and develop this vital sector.

He also stressed that Egypt is keen to extend its cooperation with African countries and to intensify joint investments with African countries in all fields.

In the same context, Abu-Taleb Tawfik, chairman of EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering, mentioned that aircraft maintenance across the world is witnessing a remarkable development in addition to the development of aircraft manufacturing technology.

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Tawfik added that the MRO Africa Conference and Exhibition provides a good opportunity for the maintenance companies, airlines, and manufacturers of aircraft, parts and engines, and it provides a platform for the development of African investments in this area, as it will expand and develop large-investment industry.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, ICAO Director Rahma said that the aviation industry in the African continent is witnessing great development, which is one of the highest in the world due to the growing investments related to aviation within Africa and the importance of the sector, which attracts huge investments in Africa.

He pointed out to the support given by the United Nations for sustainable development, development programs and several initiatives aimed at serving the aviation sector in Africa.
 
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