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Jet engine lands at Kenyan university

Engineering students in Kenya can now get their hands dirty experimenting on a life-sized jet engine.

The Technical University of Kenya based in Nairobi unveiled its own General Electric CF6-80A2 engine, the power behind the Airbus A310 and Boeing 767, on 10 April.

The engine and supplementary training materials were donated by Kenya Airways, GE and Boeing to help improve aviation training in East Africa. According to GE, the university is one of only a handful on the continent to offer aviation engineering degrees.

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