Egypt Air is studying an offer from the French company Airbus allowing it to contribute to the plan of updating Egypt Air’s fleet until 2025. The offer comes among other offers under study, according to Minister of Civil Aviation Hossam Kamal.
In the same context, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb met on Tuesday with Chairman and CEO of Airbus Group in Paris, during his visit to France. Mehleb affirmed that Egypt is studying launching a centre of international aviation in cooperation with the French Airbus, according to a statement from the cabinet.
“Airbus could be partner in mapping our policies and plans, as well as in different fields of maintenance,” Mehleb added during the meeting.
Moreover, Mehleb suggested that the Chairman of Airbus initiate a training centre in Egypt, noting: “Egypt has technicians, labourers and aeromechanics since years ago; we can afford the buildings needed for this, and prepare them with the needed infrastructure.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Airbus said that the company has several projects in Egypt, and a number of EgyptAir’s aeroplanes are Airbuses.
During the visit, Mehleb discussed with Jean Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of Électricité de France (EDF), the French electricity authority, the possibility of making use of the authority in the fields of nuclear and traditional energy, especially from Flamanville nuclear plant, which is considered the first of its kind in terms of the technology used in establishing it, in addition to the highly advanced safety measures.
Nuclear power plants produce 75% of France’s electricity, while the rest comes from regular and renewable energy.
“Nuclear energy is a strategic choice for Egypt and must be added to the current energy sources,” said Mehleb.