European regulator EASA revoked the Part 145 maintenance license of Kenya Airways in June after the flag carrier failed a compliance audit. As a result of the ban, Kenya Airways' MRO division will be unable to carry out maintenance on Europe-registered aircraft. Kenya Airways has stated its intention to comply with EASA regulations.
South African Carrier Renews CFM56 Terms With GE
Among the aftermarket deals signed at Farnborough in July was South African carrier Safair Operations agreeing to a new five-year TrueChoice deal with GE Aviation for overhaul services on its fleet of CFM56-7B engines.