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Ephantus Kamau Mbogo Bio

Published in: Bio's

Title - Aviation Consultant 

Tel - +254 733 201941

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Nationality – Kenyan

Address - P. O.  BOX 54176-00200, Nairobi.



≥  Diploma in Air transport Engineering  -  UK - 1975
≥  C&G Full Technological Certificate (F.T.C) “AET” “Operation Technology”. - 1985
≥  4½ year Apprenticeship with EAA precursor to Kenya Airways. - 1971 to 1975
≥  Aeronautical Engineering Certificate (CAA-UK) - 1974
≥  KCAA AMEL cat. C rated for various engines. - 1979 forward.
≥  Attended aircraft and engine manufacturer’s maintenance courses on all fleet operated by Kenya Airways during my term there. (F27, B707, DC9, B737-300; 200, B767-300, F50, SAAB340, B737NG and B777-200).
≥  Attended various business development courses and seminars -
    Aero-Engine Overhaul and Maintenance conferences.
    General Electric Powerplant Engineering course.
    Boeing Production Planning Requirements to Maintain Continued Airworthiness.
    Aircraft Maintenance cost Seminar in Netherlands.
    IATA International negotiation Skills.


≥      Over 40 years’ experience in Aircraft engineering and maintenance having started as an apprentice engineer and rising to Head of Aircraft Production at Kenya Airways.
≥     Production and inspection roles in line maintenance, hangar and workshops.
≥     Directly managed off-wing maintenance of all Kenya Airways’ fleet Propulsion Systems (Engines, APUs, Propellers, Thrust reversers, etc) for over 20 years by:

  •     Organising and guiding engine and propeller workshops production activities.
  •     Set up and managed a CF6-80C2 Engine Module change workshop at Kenya Airways.
  •     Forecasting and planning removals based on on-wing Performance and physical Condition Monitoring and established life limitations.
  •     Establishing off-wing workscopes and ensuring compliance with same at outsourced facilities.
  •     Ensuring Maintenance Release documents are complete and compliant with Airworthiness Regulations including EASA (JAR) and FAA.

≥     Was Head of Aircraft Production responsible to Technical Director for control and management of all maintenance and servicing activities at Line stations, Base and all workshops for 2½ years.
≥     Was Manager Technical Contracts at Kenya Airways for 2 years responsible for:

  •     Material supply and repair contracts.
  •     Warranty and manufacturers guarantee administration.
  •     Stock verification and audits.

≥     Retired from Kenya Airways in July 2011 as Propulsion Manager for 2½ years in charge of:

  •     Propulsion Systems management.
  •     Propulsion engineering.
  •     Propulsion leasing and Propulsion contracted maintenance administration.

≥     Has been trained in various management skills.
≥    Believes in being ethical and conscious to cost saving activities.


Job Title  Date  Company
 Propulsion Manager  2008 to 2011  Kenya Airways
 Manager Technical Contracts  2006 to 2008  Kenya Airways
 Head of Aircraft Production  2004 to 2006  Kenya Airways
 Manager Propulsion Systems  1993 to 2003  Kenya Airways
 Head of Propulsion Support Group  1990 to 1993  Kenya Airways
 Production Engineer - Engine Overhaul    1988 to 1990  Kenya Airways
 Inspector - Engine Overhaul Shop  1984 to 1988  Kenya Airways
 Engineering Supervisor – Line Maintenance  1983 to 1984  Kenya Airways
 Licenced Aircraft Engineer - Line Maintenance  1979 to 1983  Kenya Airways
 Technician – Engine Shop and Line Maintenance  1975 to 1979  East African/Kenya Airways
 Apprentice Engineer    1971 to 1975  East African Airways





Samuel Mburu Muchai BIO

Published in: Bio's

Title - Aviation Consultant 

Tel - +254 722 412927 

email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     
Nationality – Kenyan

Address - P. O.  BOX 54176-00200, Nairobi.



≥   Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Kenya Airways Engineering Training School - 1976 to 2005
≥   Kenya Airways Engineering Training School - Kenya Airways Engineering Training School – 1977
≥   Bureau Veritas Quality Management and Audit For Aeronautical Industries and Airlines -  CDG Paris France - 1995
≥   Aircraft Inspectors Course – CAA Brighton, UK (Including attendances at Boeing Factory, Seattle USA; Airbus Factory, Toulouse France; Fokker Factory, Holland; Rolls Royce Factory, Derby England; GE Factory, Cincinnati USA) – 1995
≥   Issuing authority/ Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (Licence Number – YKC-133) – licensed for following aircraft/engines - B707/720, PW JT3D-3B; DOUGLAS DC9,  JT8D-11; F50,  PW125B & PWR1830; F27, RR DART 528.
≥   KCAA Approvals on the following - B757-200, RR DART 535E; A310-300, CF6-80C2A2; B737-300 & B737-200, CFM56-3B.


≥   Day to day management of Engineering Quality Division.
≥   Responsible for all Quality Control and Quality Assurance matters of the company.
≥   Responsible for Technical Training of Kenya Airways and third party Engineers.
≥   Responsible for ensuring Engineering Standards are maintained for continued Airworthiness.
≥   Responsible for running an efficient reliability maintenance program.
≥   Ensuring registration and smooth delivery of new or leased Aircraft being acquired by Kenya Airways. Also ascertain that all conditions are
       met for re-delivery and de-registration of Aeroplanes from Kenya Airways back the leasers or new owners.
≥   Ensuring that the company has sufficient number of Licensed/ Approved engineers responsible for certifying maintenance work carried  
       out on the company Aircraft and maintains a list of all engineers and grants them an approval booklet which shows the scope of
       coverage for the holders.
≥   Formulating and maintaining the company exposition and procedures and manuals.
≥   Ensuring that the scheduled and impromptu audits of the Engineering Organization and outstation handling agents and all Kenya Airways
       vendors are carried out.
≥   Chairing Acceptable Deferred Defects, monthly Aircraft maintenance reliability and Service Bulletins review meetings.
≥   Ensuring that the C of A documents are validated at all times.
≥   Ensuring the validity of the company approval.
≥   Identifying training needs and ensuring that all Engineering staff undergoes the necessary courses as need arises.
≥   Specifying and operating an engineering staff authorization procedure to ensure that Aircraft are certified by properly authorized
≥   Successfully writing Kenya Airways Engineering Quality Manual and getting it approved by KCAA.
≥   Successfully getting Kenya Airways Engineers trained on Aircraft type courses and securing Type Approvals for them from the KCAA.
≥   Writing exposition manual for Precision Air and Jetlink and approved by KCAA.


 Job Title                                                            Date                   Company
 Active Director                                                 2008 to 2012      Nelliwa Builders & Civil Engineers
 Manager Quality Assurance                             2007 to 2008     Jetlink Express Ltd
 Manager Engineering and Quality                    2006 to 2007     Delta Connection Ltd
 Contract on ALS Engineering Quality               2005 to 2006     Precision Air
 Head of Engineering Quality                            1994 to 2005     Kenya Airways
 Manager Quality Control                                  1990 to 1994     Kenya Airways
 Group Inspector I/C Hangar Maintenance       1983 to 1990     Kenya Airways
 Inspector in the Hangar                                   1979 to 1983     Kenya Airways
 Licensed Engineer                                            1977 to 1978     Kenya Airways
 Technician                                                        1974 to 1977     East African Airways
 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer                    1970 to 1973     Kenya Air Force
 Junior Supervisor                                             1968 to 1970     Kenya Air Force
 Technician                                                        1967 to 1968     Kenya Air Force
 Basic Aircraft Maintenance Course                  1965 to 1967     Kenya Air Force


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