Donations to the Aerospace and Aviation Engineering program at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) mean students now have access to hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767 aircraft.
The CF6-80A2 engine manufactured by General Electric (GE) along with aviation maintenance training books, training aids, reading materials, used aircraft parts and aircraft manuals were donated by Kenya Airways, GE and Boeing as a joint initiative to enable capacity building in aviation training schools in the region.
Regional Sales Director for GE Aviation in Africa Dr. Rajiv Bissessur said, “As Africa’s aviation industry continues to grow, the need for skilled aviation professionals in the region is also on the rise. 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.”
TUK is one of the three universities in sub-Saharan Africa that offers Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering.
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