easyJet Signs Component Maintenance and Inventory Contract with AJW Group

easyJet has selected AJW Group to be the primary provider of the airline’s requirements for component maintenance and the provision, storage and distribution of spare parts. The new multi-year contract will support the airline’s growing fleet of Airbus aircraft. The award of the contract to AJW was the result of a thorough and comprehensive tender process.

AJW will be responsible for component repair and overhaul, supply of consumable parts such as filters and lubricants and management of the airline’s spares inventory including the storage and distribution of easyJet’s own extensive component inventory throughout its European network of 30 line stations.

The contract, which will start in October 2015, will cover easyJet’s fleet of 241 aircraft. During the course of the contract easyJet plans to take delivery of over 100 Airbus A320 family aircraft including 51 Airbus A320neos taking the fleet to 304 aircraft by 2020.

“This deal is the first stage of a program to re-tender easyJet’s engineering and maintenance contracts worth over £200 million annually and is an important part of the drive to deliver sustainable cost savings under easyJet Lean,” Warwick Brady, COO for easyJet, explains. “This new partnership with AJW will enable easyJet to realize significant savings compared to our current arrangements as well as support the airline’s aim of outsourcing its technical supply chain requirements. AJW are well known for their innovation and dynamism and the new partnership with them provides easyJet with a combination of value and cultural alignment which we believe will bring continuous improvement and high service levels.”

Boris Wolstenholme, CEO of AJW Aviation, comments: “This contract cements AJW’s position as the leading independent provider of component support program worldwide. We now have a global fleet of more than 900 aircraft under contract, which demonstrates the confidence that leading airlines like easyJet place on our capabilities and can-do approach.”