NWAROOSTER From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 941 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2152 times:
I came across the following about Delta and Aeromexico planning to build a joint aircraft maintenance facility in Queretearo, Mexico for the purpose of overhauling and repair of aircraft jointly. It appears they may be doing heavy maintenance on 737s, 767s, and 777s. I found this in Yahoo news and below is included part of the article along with a link.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico (AEROMEX.MX) and Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) plan to begin construction of a jointly operated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center at the Intercontinental Airport in Queretaro, next to that State's Aerospace Park.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and continuation of their commercial alliance, the carriers will invest equal amounts in a project to move work currently being done at the Guadalajara International Airport and expand MRO capabilities for their own aircraft and other carriers. The new facility's heavy maintenance capacity will allow for up to seven aircraft to be serviced simultaneously.
Delta President Ed Bastian said, "With the site selection, the joint efforts now move to begin constructing this facility that will usher in lower maintenance costs without compromising the very high quality work that Aeromexico provides Delta."
While Andres Conesa, CEO of Grupo Aeromexico, noted that "This investment is a clear recognition of world class quality and service Mexico offers through its skilled manpower and particularly our company, as it will consolidate and complement the heavy maintenance and overhaul services both carriers have offered at the Grupo Aeromexico maintenance base in Guadalajara over the last six years."
This project represents one of the most important investments in aviation infrastructure in Mexico in history and proves that the joint efforts between the private and public sectors benefit the country's economic growth. Delta Air Lines acquired a 4.17 percent stake in Grupo Aeromexico in June of this year.
About Grupo Aeromexico
Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The airline announced a major expansion plan in 2011, to acquire 20 new aircraft in the next 24 months. In 2012, the Group announced that it signed a letter of intent to buy Boeing 100 aircraft, including 90 Boeing 737 Max jet airliners and ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, becoming the largest investment plan in the history of aviation in Mexico.
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2074 times:
Was announced quite a while ago as going to GDL, but the land deal fell through. We were told the 757 HMV lines that are now done in SAT are going to be moved there to start. Possibly some of the 767 work that is done in China with also be done there. They flat out denied that ATL PSV checks would be moved there. Do I completely trust that? No. I do see the beneifit of moving the outsourced work back inhouse (sort of) with a lower cost work force. It also could be a place to insource more heavy checks of these aircraft.
rmoore7734 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
I guess now they can build Concourses G and H by tearing down some of the tech-op hangers & move to mexico. Now they won't have to move hangers to old ford site.
"Delta Air Lines, also is looking ahead. CEO Richard Anderson said last week the airport could also expand by adding Concourses G and H, with Delta moving its hangars in that area to former Ford plant land the airport acquired last year."
burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7479 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
Quoting rmoore7734 (Reply 2): "Delta Air Lines, also is looking ahead. CEO Richard Anderson said last week the airport could also expand by adding Concourses G and H, with Delta moving its hangars in that area to former Ford plant land the airport acquired last year."
That would be all fine and dandy if that land wasn't purchased by Porsche for their North American headquarters.
"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
rmoore7734 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 79 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1858 times:
Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 3): That would be all fine and dandy if that land wasn't purchased by Porsche for their North American headquarters.
It looks to be a mixed use with enough land for other things other than the test-track. It's a shame that all the ATL airport gets out of it is a parking lot (not that they could not use more).
The site is expected to be used for the Aerotropolis Atlanta 6,500,000-square-foot (600,000 m2) "multi use" community of retail, office, and hotel developments as well as additional parking for the adjacent Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
May 11, 2011 Porsche North America announced plans to move their headquarters to Aerotropolis Atlanta. The complex will include a new office building and test track.
All this is the fact the the 3rd party vendors Delta has sent worked to have sucked or cost to much. So now the plan is to "bring the work in house" in Mexico. I just hope its as huge of a failure as outsourcing HMVs was in the first place. It would be amazing to see this venture be 300-400M in the red. (it wont be because its mexico but it would still be nice)
Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 1): It also could be a place to insource more heavy checks of these aircraft.
....how it could be insourcing?
Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 1): They flat out denied that ATL PSV checks would be moved there. Do I completely trust that? No.
.....welcome to the party.....but Hey. Tony never lies!!!. smh
Yeah its not a good thought. I can look at the area and tell they could not "re-build" TOC over there. They are running out of places to dump hangar bays. Could be a chance to dump more. (which I'm sure you would love every bit of it.)
I mean it doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at google earth and compare the two areas. They may be able to fit TOC-I and the engine shop over there, and that is without Porsche.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1725 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 1): We were told the 757 HMV lines that are now done in SAT are going to be moved there to start. Possibly some of the 767 work that is done in China with also be done there. They flat out denied that ATL PSV checks would be moved there.
HMV, Heavy maintenance visit, others call it D check. Occurs every 6 years, takes 20-30 days. PSV, Package service visit. Occurs every 18 months, takes about a week. Now that Northwest has bought us I imagine they will rename them just like every other check has been renamed. Some fleets, 777, 737 only get PSV but the one at the six year interval is pretty involved and takes about three weeks to accomplish. That check has been getting outsourced. The 737 are done in IND and the 777 were done in TPE.