Aeromexico, AFI KLM E&M sign component deal; Satair, JetSMART sign deal for material programme

AFIKLMEM_A350_Component and AFI KLM E&M formalised the extension of two maintenance agreements, one dedicated to the component support of the Boeing 737 NG and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and the other dedicated to the APU support of Aeromexico’s Boeing 787 aircraft.

The component support agreement was initially signed in 2018 and includes repair services, access to AFI KLM E&M’s 737 main parts pool and the provision of a Main Base Kit at Aeromexico’s facilities. These solutions will be delivered as part of the CSP 737 maintenance programme jointly operated by AFI KLM E&M and Boeing.

Mikel Piña Bilbao, Aeromexico’s senior vice president for supply chain, said: “Our company’s satisfaction with the services delivered so far in terms of performance and reliability, AFI KLM E&M’s footprint and proximity to the American continent via Barfield, and its expertise in the 737 product, reinforced through the CSP program, all explain why we continue to place our trust in the company. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and further optimising it to enhance the operational performance of our 737 fleet.”

The renewal of the 787 APU support agreement (APS5000 product) covers repair services and availability solutions, including the provision of spare APUs, as well as a dedicated operational condition monitoring system via the predictive maintenance program PROGNOS for APU. Led and implemented by EPCOR, an AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specialising in APU maintenance, this support is not only geared towards guaranteed APU availability, but more generally towards enhanced support for optimal asset management.

Satair, JetSMART sign deal for material programme

Satair and JetSMART have signed a Letter of Intent for a multi-year agreement for Satair’s Integrated Material Services programme (IMS), a comprehensive expendables material solution that will support JetSMART Chile and its growth in South America covering the complete A320/A321ceo and Neo fleet. JetSMART and Satair started their IMS partnership with Entry-Into-Service of JetSMART in Chile in 2017. The new multi-year IMS contract will enhance the cooperation by covering apart from Chile additionally Argentina and the newly in-operation hub Peru. The IMS service solution tailored to JetSMART’s operations is supported from on-site stocks at the different hubs and a newly set up Satair pool stock in Miami.

Satair’s IMS service offers an end-to-end supply chain solution that includes planning, forecasting, sourcing, purchasing and logistics, covering all expendables required in the typical aircraft maintenance lifecycle. The solution is developed in close collaboration with the airline as both a partner and a customer.

Paul Lochab, CCO of Satair, said: “The IMS contract extension is reaffirming the mutual trust in our partnership. We are excited to continue working and growing together with JetSMART. Through our IMS program, we are securing higher spare parts availability and stock optimisation, increasing aircraft operational reliability, providing significant cash savings on spare parts expenditure, and supporting the backbone of our customer’s daily operations.”

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