Boeing Global Services said it has signed a new agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. and its affiliates to combine aftermarket resources, expanding the MRO footprint in support of nacelle and flight control repairs for the global 737 MAX fleet.
The agreement will enhance Boeing support for nacelle and flight control surface removals with a more robust MRO footprint while combining Boeing’s industry-leading asset pool with the hands-on repair experience of Spirit AeroSystems.
Speaking, the Vice President of Commercial Spares and Managed Parts, Boeing Global Services, 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 has extensive experience with the 737 MAX as the original production manufacturer of the fuselage, thrust reverser, slats, and flaps.
This will be the first pooling program 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.
Also speaking, the Senior Vice President of Aftermarket Services for Spirit, Kailash Krishnaswamy, said, “Spirit is thrilled to be selected by Boeing Global Services as its global partner for 737 MAX aero structures repair, including Nacelles and Flight Control Services. Over the last three years, we have expanded from a single MRO center in Wichita to five MRO centers on four continents, which will allow us to serve Boeing’s global customers locally. This strategic partnership will allow us to provide customized, high-quality MRO solutions at industry leading turn-around times for our customers’ 737 MAX nacelles and flight controls.”