Posted on: 24 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Tigerair Australia has signed an agreement with AJW Aviation which will see the latter deliver complete inventory technical management (ITM) for the carrier’s fleet of 13 Airbus A320s.
AJW Aviation’s ITM services will cover a variety of areas including components, major assemblies, wheels and brakes, auxiliary power units (APU), thrust reversers and consumables.
The agreement is mutually beneficial for Tigerair Australia and AJW, as it not only marks AJW’s first major contract in Australia, but the company’s global inventory of Airbus A320 spares is located in accessible hubs for Tigerair Australia across the region.
Furthermore, as a result of AJW’s strategic supplier relationship with Air New Zealand, formed in 2013, Tigerair Australia will also be party to the specialist capabilities provided by Air New Zealand TechOps’ repair stations in Auckland and Christchurch, reducing direct maintenance costs even more.
“Not only does AJW have a global fleet of over 500 aircraft under power-by-the-hour, we also have over 20,000,000 flight hours of fleet and component reliability data,” commented Deepak Sharma, CTO of AJW Aviation. “Very few organisations can share the experiences that we have which allow us to challenge ‘normal’ practices and truly innovate within the industry – this is what makes the new relationship with Tigerair Australia so ground-breaking.”
Photo (left to right) shows Boris Wolstenholme, AJW GroupCEO, Robin Furber, head of engineering/continuing airworthiness manager at Tigerair Australia, Rob Sharp, CEO of Tigerair Australia and Deepak Sharma, AJW Group's chief technical officer