Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing for landing gear exchange services, as the carrier seeks to lower its inventory and costs and maintain aircraft reliability.
The Boeing 787 landing gear exchange program simplifies the contracting, scheduling, and management of the landing gear overhaul process.
Through this program, air carriers can quickly exchange landing gears that need to be repaired or overhauled with a replacement set of certified landing gear from a dedicated resource pool maintained by Boeing.
With the landing gear exchange program in place, Boeing will guarantee the availability of nine landing gear shipsets wherever and whenever needed to support the Kenya Airways 787 fleet, enabling more efficient and cost-effective maintenance operations.
Boeing will also provide access to loaner landing gear shipsets and parts during unexpected AOG (Aircraft on Ground) situations.
KQ has a fleet of nine 787 Dreamliner planes of its 36 aircraft, 19 of which it owns, while leasing 17.