KQ Speaks about ‘Duct tape’ on engine

Image of ‘duct tape’ on KQ engine

A rare image taken by a passenger boarding a Kenya Airways plane has been making rounds on social media. This made Kenyans very curious and had so many questions that forced the KQ team to respond.

This is their response.

The tape on the plane as depicted in the pictures – is professionally known as high-speed tape, an aluminium pressure-sensitive tape used to do minor repairs on aircraft and racing cars. It is used as a temporary repair material until a more permanent repair can be carried out.

Image [Courtesy/KQ Twitter]

It has an appearance similar to duct tape, for which it is sometimes mistaken, but its adhesive is capable of sticking on an airplane fuselage or wing at high speeds, hence the name. Rest assured that the safety of our passengers is our top priority.

The special tape in use. [Courtesy/KQ,Twitter]
This response made Netizens calm and be confident that they were safe as a high-speed tape is used globally for repair in aeroplanes and sport cars.

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