MRO Management

Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems reach 737 MAX agreement

Boeing Global Services and Spirit AeroSystems have agreed to combine aftermarket resources.

The agreement, which includes Spirit’s affiliates, expands the MRO footprint in support of nacelle and flight control repairs for the global 737 MAX fleet.

The partners added that the agreement would enhance Boeing support for nacelle and flight control surface removals “with a more robust MRO footprint”.

Boeing Global Services’ vice president of commercial spares and managed parts Mini Desai said: “With this agreement, Boeing Global Services is strategically positioned to assist all 737 MAX operators by providing lease and exchange programmes to respond quickly to unforeseen events.

“Our business serves our customer base beyond the sale of aircraft, and now we can expand lease and exchange support for aerostructures with Spirit AeroSystems.”

Spirit AeroSystems was the original production manufacturer of the fuselage, thrust reverser, slats, and flaps for the 737 MAX. This will be the first pooling programme Boeing has offered for these specific high value large structural parts. The offering was developed to expand Boeing’s parts services options in response to customer needs.

“Spirit is thrilled to be selected by Boeing Global Services as its global partner for 737 MAX aerostructures repair, including nacelles and flight control services,” said Spirit AeroSystems’ senior vice president of aftermarket services Kailash Krishnaswamy.

“Over the last three years, we have expanded from a single MRO centre in Wichita to five MRO centres on four continents, which will allow us to serve Boeing’s global customers locally. This strategic partnership will allow us to provide customised, high-quality MRO solutions at industry leading turnaround times for our customers’ 737 MAX nacelles and flight controls.”

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