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City aviation students to be trained on Airbus, Boeing engine

Aviation students at Technical University of Kenya will now receive training on Airbus and Boeing aircraft engine.

The students will train on an engine manufactured by General Electric.

The engine, books, training aids, used aircraft parts and manuals were donated on Monday by Kenya Airways, General Electric and Boeing as part of a joint plan to improve aviation studies in the region.

Regional sales director for General Electric Aviation in Africa, Dr Rajiv Bissessur, said the need for skilled aviation professionals in the region was on the rise as the industry continued to grow.

“The donated CF6 engine will enable aeronautical engineering students to experience hands-on learning with one of the most popular wide body aircraft engine in service today and increase the pool of talented aviation experts that will be needed to service the needs of the airlines in Africa and around the world,” said Dr Bissessur during the handover ceremony at the university.

KQ’s strategy and performance management director Thomas Omondi said the donation will ensure a stronger foundation of aeronautical skills.

Vice-chancellor Francis Aduol praised the partnership and said the donation will provide practical and research skills needed by students and, therefore, increase the university’s competitiveness.