PRESS RELEASE - easyJet takes off under cost-per-flight-hour contract with AJW Group.docx
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 2015
easyJet takes off under
cost-per-flight-hour contract with AJW Group
AJW commence the industry’s largest single-source supply chain solution ever
with Europe’s leading airline
October 2015: In a partnership that firmly establishes the UK as leaders in
MRO innovation, easyJet has partnered with AJW Group in a five year cost-per-flight-hour
contract to support its growing fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft. The contract is evidence
of a new dynamic in aviation support which sees AJW establish its position as the leading
independent provider of integrated services that allow airlines to completely outsource all of
their inventory requirements.
Now up and running, the collaborative and wholly engaged transition process went live on
2015 – delivered on time, to schedule. 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.
In line with the Part 145 extension from easyJet to AJW, a successful audit by the CAA
acknowledged AJW’s ability to function and process in accordance with the easyJet IT &
Quality framework. All AJW’s inspection and AOG staff are receiving 145 training and this is
an ongoing process until the entire team is fully accredited.
“Integrated IT systems allow seamless communication and supply chain co-ordination” says
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.
“This is a ground-breaking achievement for AJW Group and I am justifiably proud of our
team. 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.”
The contract covers easyJet’s fleet of 241 aircraft1
. 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. Wolstenholme continues “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”.
¹easyJet fleet size = 241 aircraft at 30 September 2015.
MEDIA CONTACT: COMPANY CONTACT:
Jane Goring Boris Wolstenholme, CEO
AJW Press Office AJW Aviation
T: +44 1403 218588 or M: +44 7785 306445 T: +44 1403 7898000
AJW Aviation is a world leading specialist in the supply, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts,
including services in aircraft engines, aircraft inventory management; power-by-the-hour and pooling support;
consignment stock; global 24/7 AOG; component maintenance and overhaul; consumable supplies; logistics and
freight management. AJW offices are based in London, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Montreal and Miami with
further inventory hubs across Europe, Asia and North America. www.ajw-aviation.com
The AJW Group comprises A J Walter Aviation Limited; A J Walter Aviation Singapore Pte Limited; A J Walter
Aviation Middle-East FZE; A J Walter Aviation Inc.; A J Walter Leasing Limited; A J Walter Capital Partners Ltd;
AJW Technique; A J Walter Aviation Engines Division.
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network
connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of
Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 65 million passengers annually, of
which more than 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 220 aircraft on more than 700 routes to
over 130 airports across 32 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet
airport. easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries
across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a
number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £4m for the
most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills
most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a
traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch almost 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to
the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make
travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.