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Line Maintenance Department
China Southern Airlines appoints Direct Maintenance for Nairobi
Direct Maintenance has commenced providing dedicated line maintenance services to yet another prestigious international carrier, China Southern Airlines, based in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. China Southern Airlines today performed its inaugural flight into Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi (NBO), with line maintenance services at Nairobi delivered by Direct Maintenance. This new service is connecting Guangzhou in mainland China with the capital of Kenya, the dynamic business hub in east-Africa. This new and unique service operated with A330 aircraft is the first and only direct passenger service by a Chinese carrier between mainland China and the African continent.
Roger Meels, Director Sales & Marketing at Direct Maintenance comments: “Given the consistent growth in both trade and tourism, untapped potential exists for Chinese carriers to connect mainland China with the Africa. We are delighted China Southern Airlines appointed Direct Maintenance to provide its tailored line maintenance solutions at Nairobi. Direct Maintenance is known for deploying unmatched customer focus and delivering outstanding quality services, ensuring safe flights with maximum passenger satisfaction are achieved.”
Since becoming active in Kenya in 2006, Direct Maintenance has consistently invested in hiring and training of local staff, aircraft type training and capability upgrades. Due to its sizeable team operating from sophisticated facilities at both Nairobi (NBO) and Mombasa (MBA), Direct Maintenance is today able to cover the following aircraft types in Kenya, including Certification of Release to Service:
- A319, A320, A321, A330, A340
- B737, B744, B767, B777, B787, MD11
Direct Maintenance is privileged supporting its airline customers in an unprecedented way, being the only independent line maintenance provider in Kenya, holding both EASA Part-145 as well as FAA Repair Station approval.
Direct Maintenance looks forward to also assist with your daily line maintenance requirements. Feel free to address your needs with Roger Meels, Director Sales & Marketing at your convenience.