Aviation industry: There is interest in a new aircraft hangar at Jorge Chavez Terminal | week | FAP | LAP | economy

cement, It has been providing maintenance and repair services for Air Force aircraft for over 80 years; and repairing commercial aircraft for over 25 years.

Currently, it has three business units: aircraft maintenance service (its core business), maintenance and repair of landing gear (the system that supports the weight of the aircraft during landing) and manufacturing of aeronautical parts or components.

Recently, the company 13 BOEING has signed an agreement with Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas to carry out maintenance and repair work on the 737 New Generation (NG) model aircraft.

“GOL has more than 100 aircraft that fly throughout Latin America and previously carried out maintenance on its aircraft in the United States, but chose Peru to save costs, and, trust in its safety policy and quality of service (… .) There were 16 companies in the bidding process.”, Jaime Rodriguez, Commander and General Manager of SEMAN said.

SEMAN, a state-owned company, has been in the market for more than 80 years providing maintenance and repair services for Air Force aircraft, and for over 25 years in commercial aircraft repair.

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Also, he highlighted that his main customer is the US market. “Nearly 95% of flights to our fixed units are from the US”.

The Commander of FAP Engineering Services also said that the company provides its services to airlines and international logistics companies. Air Atlanta Icelandic in Iceland; Northern Air Cargo, Eastern Air Lines, DHL and Amazon in the US; and Cole Linhas Areas Intelligence in Brazil.

To date, the Cement Performs maintenance work on Boeing aircraft including the American-origin 727, 737 CL, 737 NG, 747, 757, 767 and 777 models.

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However, Commander Rodriguez said the company is in the process of being certified to perform maintenance work on aircraft of the type. Airbus: Aircraft of European origin. “Since the presence of this brand is very noticeable in the world, we want to have the capabilities to perform heavy and major maintenance of AIRBUS aircraft” He explained.

Regarding the production of aeronautical components, Commander Rodriguez told this media. They are in talks with a national company to co-produce aircraft components. The company provides its services to aircraft engine manufacturers in the United States; He is also a contractor NASA. “Our objective in this business unit is to expand our potential that is not fully utilized today”He insisted.

Also, he highlighted that there is a full service at home, that is, technological processes carried out in specialized laboratories or workshops are carried out in SEMAN facilities. ““There is no other company in the world that has these facilities, which is why they outsource some services.” Commander Rodriguez said.

Recently, the company signed an agreement with Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas to carry out maintenance and repair work on 13 BOEING 737 New Generation (NG) model aircraft.

Recently, the company signed an agreement with Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas to carry out maintenance and repair work on 13 Boeing 737 New Generation (NG) model aircraft.

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Expansion of the Jorge Chavez terminal on the SEMAN radar

In December, assignments Expansion of the new Jorge Chavez TerminalIt will offer new services and serve 40 million passengers by 2025, as well as welcome new flights.

With this in mind, Commander Rodríguez explained that the airport carries out the basic maintenance of the aircraft which is carried out by private companies and the heavy maintenance service – which is carried out. Cement– They do it abroad.

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As such, he promised that he did not plan to interfere in the basic care service or interfere in the private sector. however, He made it clear that this will not stop him from trying to get a seat at the new Jorge Chavez terminal.

In December, the expansion of the new Jorge Chavez Terminal will be completed, which will provide new services and serve 40 million passengers by 2025, as well as welcome new flights.  Photo: Julio Reaño/@Photo.gec

In December, the expansion of the new Jorge Chavez Terminal will be completed, which will provide new services and serve 40 million passengers by 2025, as well as welcome new flights. Photo: Julio Reaño/@Photo.gec

Rodriguez said that SEMAN has expressed its interest Lima Airport Partners (LAP) To implement a new heavy maintenance station at the Jorge Chavez terminal, and the company has got it in the best way. He emphasized that this is a non-privileged area at the airport and is adjacent to a fixed unit (Hangar 3001).

“We have held a meeting with FAP and LAP to know about the scope of airport expansion, showing our positions and asked them if they have a unique proposal for heavy maintenance service, LAP does not have it, so we told them that. It is convenient for the airport to have a heavy maintenance station, Because this will allow timely assistance in the case of unscheduled maintenance, because there have been minor incidents before, SEMAN has been able to take care of them.”, Commander Rodriguez explained to this media.

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Seaman plans: new hangars

SENAM's strategic plan is to integrate into the US market, however, they struggle with continuous limitations to grow in the sector. Because? Due to lack of hangers.

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According to him , the state-owned company has three heavy aircraft maintenance facilities in Peru. (see box)

Place Maximum capacity
Las Palmas Air Base (Hangar 1007) 4 737 flights or 2 767 flights
Las Palmas Air Base (Hungar 1008) 2 737 flight or 1 767 flight
Jorge Chavez International Airport (Hangar 3001) 2 737 flight or 1 767 flight

Regarding this, the General Manager of SEMAN said that these facilities are not enough to meet the demand of aircraft in the world, as the competition has almost three times more hangars than ours.

“Our direct competition is in Central America and the big competitive advantage they have is the proximity to America, in addition to the number of hangars; companies with 6 or 8 stations and processing up to 20 aircraft simultaneously., Rodriguez, commander of the FAP Engineering Service, explained.

Similarly, he assured that these hangars must be there to be competitive when it comes to international airport. airport Indoors means more landings and takeoffs, which can shorten an aircraft's useful life.

He said that they are coordinating in that way FAP In order to identify which areas of Peru could implement new fixed aircraft maintenance units, the growth of commercial aviation over the next five years and, consequently, its maintenance needs have been assessed.

“We are in an exploration phase, we are looking at areas in the north of the country such as Talara, Piura, Sigleo and Iquitos in the jungle. “Imagine if the Brazilian GOL flights no longer come to Lima, but come to Iquitos, they will save costs because they use less fuel.” eRodriguez explained.

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