MTU Maintenance, an MRO service provider based in Germany, and its new customer Kenya Airways have concluded negotiations on the contract for the maintenance of the CF34-10E engines used on the airline’s Embraer 190 aircraft.

MTU Maintenance has been chosen by Kenya Airways as one of its two contractors for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CF34-10E6 engines for a period of five years.

Kenya Airways is the Republic of Kenya’s national flag carrier and was founded in 1977. The airline is the third largest in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya Airways operates a fleet of 15 Embraer190s – the largest CF34 fleet in Africa. It uses these aircraft to serve national and cross-border routes.

Kenya Airways, the so far unprofitable flag carrier of Kenya, had to cancel a number of domestic and international flights on Sunday after a part of the crew did not show up on time.

MTU Maintenance has been maintaining engines from the CF34 family since 2003. Services are performed at MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg.