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April 23, 2024
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Kenya Airways currently finds itself entangled in the intricate challenges posed by a global shortage of aircraft spare parts. As the festive season approaches, marked by a surge in travel, the airline is compelled to caution passengers about potential disruptions, adding a layer of complexity to an already demanding operational landscape.

The intricacies of aviation maintenance have always been a puzzle, and the shortage of crucial aircraft spare parts has thrown a spanner into Kenya Airways’ well-oiled machinery. Operating a diverse fleet that includes Boeing 787s, 737s, and Embraer regional jets, the airline is facing extended ground times for maintenance. This poses a significant threat to operational efficiency and sends ripples through the broader aviation landscape, raising questions about the industry’s resilience in the face of global disruptions.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.