Boeing, General Electric and KQ Donate to Kenyan University
Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767.
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 today.
The donation by Kenya Airways, GE and Boeing is a joint initiative geared towards capacity building in aviation training schools in the region.
The donated CF6 engine will enable aeronautical engineering students to experience hands-on learning with one of the most popular wide body aircraft engines in service today and increase the pool of talented aviation experts in Africa and around the world.
According to the Vice Chancellor of TUK, Prof. F.W.O Aduol, the donation will provide the much needed practical and research orientation to TUK technician and engineering students and increase their competitiveness. Technical University of Kenya is one of the three universities in sub-Saharan Africa that offers Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering.