Mexicana MRO Services plans to add two more narrowbody aircraft production lines in the second quarter, which will bring its capacity to 10. In addition, it plans to launch component repair capability in the third quarter, says CEO Marcos Rosales Gomez.
Mexicana MRO already has the backshops, from when it was part of Mexicana airlines, before bankruptcy, so it is upgrading test equipment and “setting up operations in launch mode” to gear up for servicing servos, integrated drive generators, avionics, hydraulic and pneumatic components, says Rosales, speaking on the sidelines of Aviation Week Network’s MRO Latin.
“We are planning to grow 12-15% in revenue this year,” compared to the 2016 figure of $56 millions, says Rosales. He projects maintenance man-hours to increase by 10%.
The MRO implemented Lean last year, with the help of consultants, and is measuring the implementation results, with efficiencies and quality improvements targeted.
Some of its primary customers include the Latam group, the federal police of Mexico and VivaAerobus. “Lease returns are an increasing part of the business,” he adds.
“We are in a growth mode, are considering a running company and we no longer have debt,” says Rosales. While Mexicana MRO is still owned by a trust, it is considering alternative options.