The national carrier Kenya Airways has broken new operating efficiency ground following the ranking of its recently acquired fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts among other global airlines.
According to a mid-term technical evaluation report by Boeing, the aircraft manufacturers – Kenya Airways, fleet of five 787 Dreamliner planes received by early October have been performing at an operations reliability rate of 99.4% making KQ at number one among Dreamliner Airline operators in terms of scheduled interruptions.
The technical report further confirms that, at such an operations reliability score, the Kenya Airways fleet is performing way above the current 787 Dreamliner fleet average reliability performance rate of 98% for such models operating globally.
Boeing attributes this to Kenya Airways’ approach of dedicated engineering and maintenance teams that have ensured that the 787 is well maintained according to Boeing recommendations and best industry practices, which has allowed Kenya Airways to enjoy superb reliability on the 787 fleet.
“We are delighted at this ranking which effectively means that our guests on the Dreamliner routes are now enjoying exceptional on time performance from Kenya Airways with minimum delays,” explained
Kenya Airways incoming CEO Mr. Mbuvi Ngunze. “This technical report also confirms the viability of our ongoing fleet renewal program which is expressly geared at guaranteeing our capacity to deliver quality
and reliable services to our guests,” Ngunze added.
Alongside Kenya Airways, Boeing has lined up 79 deliveries this year, up from 65 deliveries made last year to key customers including Air Canada, Air India, Air New Zealand, Royal Brunei, and Royal
Jordanian among others.
Having already received 6 Boeing 787 aircrafts this year and with 3 more expected up to mid next year, KQ is enjoying greater range, improved fuel efficiencies and outstanding passenger comfort and
With the wide-bodied planes deliveries and growing reliability, Kenya Airways will also be exploring new markets while providing its passengers with revolutionary comfort.
The 787 is the world’s most technologically advanced airplane with composite materials making up 50 percent of the primary structure by weight, including the fuselage and wing. In addition to bringing bigjet
ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 is now providing Kenya Airways with unmatched fuel efficiency, using 20 percent less fuel than today’s similarly sized airplanes
The deliveries of additional 787s, along with 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, forms part of the East African carrier’s 10-year strategic plan to expand its fleet. The plan is focused on increasing the airline’s fleet size and expanding its destinations. Kenya Airways currently has the youngest fleet in Africa.