Aeromexico Extends AFI KLM E&M Support for Parts, APU Repairs

Aeromexico operates more than 40 737 Max aircraft.
Credit: Boeing

DALLAS—Aeromexico has renewed ties with AFI KLM E&M for parts support on its Boeing 737 aircraft fleet as well as agreeing to fresh terms for auxiliary power unit (APU) maintenance for its 787 aircraft.

Announced today (Apr. 28) at Aviation Week’s MRO Americas in Dallas, both maintenance agreements extend on existing contracts signed in 2018.

For the component agreement, which covers both 737NG and 737 MAX aircraft, AFI KLM E&M will provide Aeromexico with repair services, access to its 737 main parts pool and the provision of a main base kit at the Mexican flag carrier’s facilities. The solutions will be delivered as part of the CSP 737 maintenance program jointly operated by AFI KLM E&M and aircraft manufacturer Boeing

Second, the renewal of APU support for Aeromexico’s fleet of 18 787s covers the Pratt & Whitney-made APS5000 product. The agreement includes repair services and availability solutions, including the provision of spare APUs, as well as the use of AFI KLM E&M’s Prognos predictive maintenance system, which will enable operational condition monitoring. 

Mikel Pina Bilbao, Aeromexico's SVP supply chain, says the existing agreement delivered in terms of performance and reliability. He also cites AFI KLM E&M’s proximity to the Americas region through its Barfield business as another factor for renewing. 

AFI KLM E&M also agreed new terms with Air Canada this week to provide GE90 engine support.

The multi-year contract will see the MRO provider support Air Canada with shop visits, line replaceable unit support, provision of spare engines and on-wing/on-site support.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.