Delta and AeroMexico to jointly build a heavy maintenance facility in Guadalajara
Delta Air Lines Inc. (Atlanta) and AeroMexico (Mexico City) 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.
According to both carriers, “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.
It is unclear if any heavy maintenance will be moved from Atlanta to Guadalajara.
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