Boeing Global Services has announced a new agreement with Spirit AeroSystems Inc for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of 737 MAXs.

The deal with Spirit AeroSystems Inc and its affiliates will focus on nacelle and flight control repairs which Boeing believes will improve the robustness of its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) footprint.

A deepening of ties

Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems already work closely together on the MAX. Spirit AeroSystems is the original production manufacturer of the fuselage, thrust reverser, slats, and flaps. However, the latest deal with Boeing will be the first pooling program that the company has offered for these specific high-value large structural parts. The deal will help Boeing to expand its parts services and be able to respond to customer needs.

Mini Desai, vice president of Commercial Spares and Managed Parts, Boeing Global Services, said:

“With this agreement, Boeing Global Services is strategically positioned to assist all 737 MAX operators by providing lease and exchange programs 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”.

The deal is a win for Spirit AeroSystems, which has rapidly built up its MRO operations over the past few years. The agreement will also be welcomed by current and future global operators of the 737 MAX, who will now enjoy more options from Boeing in regards to MRO. Read more