easyJet enters cost-per-flight-hour contract with AJW Group

A new five-year cost-per-flight-hour contract between easyJet and AJW Group will see the latter providing support for the carrier’s growing fleet of 241 Airbus A320 family aircraft.In line with the Part 145 extension from easyJet to AJW, a successful audit by the UK Civil Aviation Authority acknowledged AJW’s ability to function and process in accordance with easyJet’s IT and Quality framework.The transition process has gone live and AJW’s inspection and AOG staff is currently receiving Part 145 training, which will be an ongoing process until the entire team is fully accredited. Key factors have included the training, development and enhancement of the AJW resource pool and the in-depth education and practical deployment of many new recruits.“Integrated IT systems allow seamless communication and supply chain co-ordination,” stated Boris Wolstenholme, CEO of AJW Aviation. “This facilitated the phased Consumables & Expendables transition of 36 easyJet network stations throughout September and the successful transition of easyJet’s rotable component pool to AJW’s HQ near LGW.“AJW has built fleet escalation into our proposal as well as scaling of infrastructure and technology. We do not underestimate the sustained effort that is required to ensure that that the customer experience with easyJet is exemplary.”During the course of the contract, easyJet plans to take delivery of more than 100 more Airbus A320 family aircraft – including 51 Airbus A320neos – taking the fleet to 304 aircraft by 2020.“This is a ground-breaking achievement for AJW Group and I am justifiably proud of our team,” Wolstenholme continues. “This contract sends a very clear message to the industry that leading airlines like easyJet are looking for true innovation in the cost-per-flight-hour arena and AJW is pioneering new ways to streamline processes every day.”

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