A China Southern Airbus A380 on approach into Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Direct Maintenance Secures MRO Deal with China Southern Airlines in Africa

With over five years since signing their first partnership deal together, Direct Maintenance and China Southern Airlines said they have extended their cooperation to areas of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO). The agreement allows Direct Maintenance to take over full technical handling of the operator’s fleet line maintenance services in Nairobi, Kenya. Jacco Klerk, Managing Director at Direct Maintenance, noted, "This is the first time a Chinese aircraft has been fully handled by an authorized third-party line maintenance provider in…