A J Walter Aviation and British Airways Engineering Extend strategic Partnership to Offer Boeing 787 Support

Amsterdam, MRO Europe, 9th October, 2012:  A J Walter Aviation (AJW), a leading independent provider of integrated aviation services, and British Airways Engineering, a leading Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) provider, today announced they are entering the aftermarket arena for the Boeing 787 with a fully integrated programme of aircraft spares support and repair capability. This bespoke service for the new aircraft type combines the strengths of a leading airline and future B787 operator with the flexibility and customer-centric business approach of the world’s largest independent component services specialist.


Together, AJW and British Airways Engineering will offer operators immediate access to significant B787 unique stock and a sophisticated range of support options designed to maximise operational efficiency.  “Considerable numbers of these pioneering aircraft are due to be delivered over the next few years and airlines need to assess the best way to extract total value from their flagship fleet assets” comments Boris Wolstenholme, CEO of A J Walter Aviation. 


Garry Copeland, British Airways director of engineering, commented: “We are delighted to extend our co-operation with AJW and to bring this solution to the market. This programme will allow B787 operators to streamline their processes within an affordable cost structure.”


A J Walter Aviation is recognised globally for its customer focused approach with award-winning 24/7 AOG and critical services. This wide ranging experience will be applied to the B787 inventory which will be located as required in strategic hubs across the globe. British Airways Engineering is respected worldwide for the depth and quality of its MRO expertise, including a huge breadth of component overhaul capability and a highly skilled engineering workforce, together with an extensive global network of line stations.


A J Walter Aviation and British Airways Engineering are both exhibiting at MRO Europe, Amsterdam, 10th to 11th October 2012.  Visit the A J Walter Aviation team on booth #11342 and the British Airways Engineering team on booth #11212.


Notes to Editors:


A J Walter 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 is celebrating its 80th year of aviation support leadership in 2012. Further information is available at www.ajw-aviation.com


British Airways Engineering has over 80 years’ experience of providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services to British Airways and global airlines. The company has invested in state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance, avionic, interiors and mechanical workshop facilities and has a worldwide reputation for engineering excellence. In addition to experience gained on all major Boeing and Airbus models, British Airways Engineering has developed capabilities for the B787 and Airbus 380 aircraft types. Further information available at www.ba-mro.com