Boeing has signed maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service and supply chain order agreements with Cairo-based Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering (EGME).

Under this agreement, EGME will offer Boeing customers services and solutions such as aircraft, engines and component maintenance.

The supply chain orders comprise landing gear exchange programme and quick engine change kit solutions.

Through Boeing’s landing gear exchange programme, EGME will provide solutions to allow repair and replace serviceable landing gear within hours.

The quick engine change kit includes hardware and components to bring a spare engine to service-ready condition.

Boeing Global Services president and CEO Ted Colbert said: “Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering brings strong technical expertise with locations across the Middle East and Africa that enable us to better serve our customers in the region.

“Our customers rely on us to keep their airplanes in revenue service. With our global supplier network, which now includes EGME, we help make sure that our customers and their passengers fly Boeing airplanes with confidence every single day.”

The two parties have also entered supplier agreements, under which EGME will supply parts provisioning, engineering support and line maintenance to support Boeing’s customers.

With these deals, EGME will be the first maintenance supplier in Africa and the Middle East for Boeing.

Egyptair Holding Company chairman and CEO Ahmed Adel said: “Egyptair is optimising operations for our growing fleet, which includes a sixth 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, to always deliver a better experience for our customers.

“We are able to leverage the strength of a global supply chain network and increase efficiency by continuing to partner with Boeing.”