Atlanta, 16 April 2013: A J Walter Aviation (AJW), has signed a 5 year contract with Tajikistan based airline Somon Air, to provide power-by-the-hour support for its current fleet of two B737 Classics. This is AJW’s second PBH contract with Somon Air in as in January 2012 the airline chose AJW for a 5 year contract to provide support to its fleet of four B737NG aircraft.
Somon Air is the first private airline in Tajikistan with headquarters located in Dushanbe and main operations based at Dushanbe International Airport. Since its formation in 2008, the airline has mainly aimed its passenger service at Eastern Europe and the Middle East with a route to Dubai. It is committed to expanding its flight network globally and maximising the productivity and efficiency of its operational capability. Somon Air also serves as the official carrier of the President of Republic of Tajikistan.
“We are extremely proud to work with Somon Air,” explains Christopher Whiteside, President of AJW. “Our specialist team will utilise our strategic stock of Boeing spares in place across the region, to ensure that we continue to deliver our trademark power-by-the-hour support for their fleet and underpin their development plans.”
This second contract with Somon Air once again underlines the range and benefits of PBH, pooling and leasing options available from A J Walter Aviation. Already highly regarded for its award-winning 24/7 AOG and critical component services, AJW has now successfully developed its integrated consumables management and aircraft engine services business and is now launching AJW Technique, its repair and overhaul centre of excellence. AJW supports over 400 aircraft under contract and is the partner of choice for many airlines and MRO organisations looking for innovative operational and commercial flexibility.