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Kenya Airways clarifies Boeing 737 safety concerns

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Kenya Airways has come out to defend themselves against a publication by Business Daily and Daily Nation regarding safety concerns in some of their fleet.

According to the articles, there are fears some of their fleet, the Boeing 737 could stall mid-air due to lack of regular flights following the coronavirus pandemic.

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) which is a U.S based aviation regulator revealed that the specific make usually forms a corrosion around its air valves causing both engines to fail mid-air.

In their defense, KQ said that the information was misleading and that the directive by FAA does not only affect them but all players operating the Boeing 737NG.

They continue by confirming that they have a complaint process which ensures that that all safety measures are dealt with thoroughly.

The statement comes after Boeing themselves issued a statement calling on operators of the 737 New Generation to inspect them admitting they develop corrosion at the air valves if they stay grounded for long.

Speaking to the Daily Nation Kenya Airport Authority Gilbert Kibe confirmed to have received the communication and they will ensure Kenya Airways just like any other airline maintain safety standards.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.


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