23rd May 2012….Today Kenya Airways will receive a B767 from International Leasing Financing Corporation from Miami. The aircraft becomes the 6th B767 to join KQ operations and has been designated 5Y-KYV.
A team comprised of KQ Engineers, Pilots and Cabin Crew have been in the MRO facility performing the check on the aircraft and its systems. Inspections commenced on Monday 30th April 2012.
Once here, the aircraft will be on ground to allow preparations for it to commence commercial service: Cabin emergency equipment will be standardized to the rest of the fleet. The aircraft is similar to existing KQ B767 with no additional training required for the pilots, crew and engineers.
After obtaining the necessary approvals from the KCAA, customs clearance from the KRA and a final thumbs-up from maintenance, ground ops and flight ops, the aircraft will then be ready for deployment on our Network.
The aircraft is configured in dual-class configuration of 24 business class, 211 Economy class seats. The aircraft also have a high degree of systems commonality with existing B767 in KQ fleet, allowing us to benefit from economies of scale in spares provisioning and grow our engineering capabilities.