Aeromexico to use 737 Fleet component support for 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. With agreement, AFI KLM E&M and Boeing continue to expand services business in Latin America.
Orlando, USA, FL., 13 April 2018 - Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and partner Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that Aeromexico has ordered the 737 Component Services Program (CSP) to support the carrier's entire fleet of 737 MAX airplanes.
The agreement will provide Aeromexico with power-by-the-hour component repairs, access to a dedicated spares pool, support and logistic services through AFI KLM E&M's facilities in Miami and Amsterdam, and a Main Base Kit at the airline's hub in Mexico City. The 737 CSP combines the expertise of AFI KLM E&M, a leading MRO service provider and Boeing, the world's largest airplane maker, to help airlines maintain their 737 airplanes.
In February, Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX airplane to Aeromexico. The Mexican flag carrier has ordered a total of 60 of the new and improved 737 jet.
Ricardo Sanchez Baker, Aeromexico's Chief Financial Officier, said: "We are delighted to have concluded this component support contract with AFI KLM E&M. We believe that this contract will deliver great value to Aeromexico both in terms of the quality of the support provided and in the overall contract cost."
AFI KLM E&M, the aircraft maintenance arm of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, sees potential in the Americas. It has been increasing its 737NG/MAX support footprint in the region through the successful partnership with Boeing.
"This agreement is a renewed sign of Aeromexico's trust in AFI KLM E&M services," said Ton Dortmans, Executive Vice President of KLM E&M. "We are delighted to pursue our partnership and to continue delivering very high level support for Aeromexico in the framework of our joint CSP program with Boeing."
"We are excited to partner with AFI KLM E&M to provide services support for Aeromexico's 737MAX fleet. They are already flying the best single-aisle airplane in the industry. Now they will have the best component support for these airplanes," said Mike Fleming, senior vice president of Commercial Services for The Boeing Company.
According to Boeing's 2017 Services Market Outlook, commercial airlines and operators in Latin America will need $530 billion worth of aviation support and services by 2036.
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Aeromexico, Mexico´s global airline, operates more than 600 daily flights. Its main hub is in Terminal 2 at the Mexico City International Airport. Its destinations network features more than 90 cities on three continents, including 44 destinations in Mexico, 22 in the United States, 15 in Latin America, 4 in Canada, 4 in Europe, and 3 in Asia.
The Group's operating fleet of more than 130 aircraft is composed of Boeing 787 and 737 jet airliners and next generation Embraer 170 and 190 models. In 2012, the airline announced the most significant investment strategy in aviation history in Mexico, to purchase 100 Boeing aircraft including 90 MAX 737 jet airliners and 10 787-9 Dreamliners.
As a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Aeromexico offers customers more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries served by the 20 SkyTeam airline partners rewarding passengers with benefits including access to 672 premium airport lounges around the world. Aeromexico also offers travel on its codeshare partner flights with Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines and WestJet, with extensive connectivity in countries like the United States, Brazil, Canada, Colombia and Peru.
www.aeromexico.com / www.skyteam.com
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