Miami, 29th October 2013: Caribbean Airlines has signed a second power-by-the-hour contract with AJW Aviation, the leading independent complete aircraft spares support specialist, to support its fleet of fifteen B737NGs. This new contract complements the existing five year PBH support that AJW currently provides for the airline’s two B767 aircraft, signed in November 2012.
Caribbean Airlines, the national airline for Trinidad and Tobago, began operations in January 2007 and acquired the routes operated by Air Jamaica in May 2011. It now serves sixteen markets in the Caribbean, South America and North America, operating a core schedule of 530 weekly departures with a total fleet of 21 aircraft and a headcount of more than 1,000.
AJW will support the additional fifteen New Generation aircraft from its Miami-based facility which offers extensive service-ready Boeing component inventories. Stock will also be accessible from Delta TechOps’ inventory at JFK to help minimise AOG delays in returning aircraft to service. AJW has recently invested more than US$80m in inventory to support an increasing number of operators and MRO facilities across the Americas.
Colville Carrington, VP Maintenance & Engineering for Caribbean Airlines said, “Streamlining our operation and aligning costs with certainty brings measurable benefits to our business. This partnership with AJW means we can now focus even more on delivering the reliability and trust which has formed our airline’s promise since the outset.”
“The team in AJW’s Miami office are proud to build upon our long standing relationship with Caribbean Airlines” explains Matt Millbank, VP Business Development at AJW Aviation. “We now support their entire fleet of seventeen aircraft and have proved that they can rely on our team’s experience and dedication to support their operation.”
This new contract once again underlines the benefits of PBH, pooling and leasing options available from AJW. Already highly regarded for its award-winning 24/7 AOG and critical component services, AJW has recently opened AJW Technique, its comprehensive component repair facility in Montreal. This is ideally placed to further enhance the service that AJW can offer to airlines across the Americas via direct maintenance cost reduction.
Serving a global customer base of more than 800 airlines with over 400 aircraft under contract, AJW is fast becoming the partner of choice to offer fully integrated support solutions to airline and MRO organisations seeking competitive advantage.