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Direct Maintenance gets Africa MRO deal with China Southern

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Direct Maintenance, a certified line maintenance service provider and a subsidiary of Magnetic MRO, has announced the expansion of their collaboration agreement with China Southern Airlines, taking over full technical management of the operator’s fleet line maintenance services in Nairobi, Kenya.

“This is the first time in Africa that a Chinese aircraft has been fully handled by an authorized third-party line maintenance provider,” said Jacco Klerk, managing director of Direct Maintenance.

Since 2015, Direct Maintenance has providing line maintenance technical support and related logistics services for China Southern Airlines’ A330 on the Changsha-Nairobi route.

“By providing efficient and high-calibre line maintenance services, a rapid and independent emergency response mechanism, and customised exclusive service plans, Direct Maintenance has won spontaneous recognition from China Southern’s team and their supervisors, laying a solid foundation for the strengthened cooperation between China Southern Airlines and Direct Maintenance,” said Alfred Wan.

According to Wang, Direct Maintenance is the only line repair supplier in Kenya and other African countries with FAA Repair Station approval, and it was also the first to support B787 line maintenance in Kenya.

Direct Maintenance services over 70 aircraft and engine combinations in over 20 different locations across Europe and Africa, including the A320NEO, A350-900/1000, A380, B737 MAX, B747-8, and B787. Direct Maintenance was founded in January 2001 and is a qualified line maintenance service provider with EASA Part-145 and FAA Repair Station approvals.

Aircraft line maintenance is given to operators of a wide range of Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer aircraft types in accordance with customer needs.

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