VivaAerobus Awards AJW Aviation an Eight Year Power-by-the-hour Agreement for its New Fleet of 52 A320s

Phoenix, April 10th 2014:   Mexican based low-cost airline VivaAerobus, has chosen AJW Aviation, the world’s leading independent component support specialist, to provide component power-by-the-hour support for its fleet of fifty two factory-new A320 aircraft, including forty A320 NEOs.  Prior to the first deliveries from Airbus in 2015, VivaAerobus will have an additional six interim A320s joining their fleet during 2014 and these also form part of the comprehensive contract with AJW.

An extensive inventory of A320 components will be placed in Mexico at Monterrey, Cancun and Guadalajara.  AJW will also provide pool inventory support from its hub in Miami – this strategic location proving to be a vital part of the support network for VivaAerobus.  Additionally, AJW Technique, the AJW Group’s component MRO located in Montreal, will underpin the service delivery with its specialist Airbus repair and overhaul expertise.

Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of VivaAerobus, comments “We have been impressed by both the AJW team, and the commercial flexibility of this far-reaching agreement.  We partnered with AJW years ago and have received world class support that ensures the punctuality and top performance of our existing fleet of Boeing 737-300s, we will undoubtedly benefit from their A320 expertise throughout our fleet transition.

“This decision to renew our fleet will support our growth strategy, as it will enable us to lower costs and airfares even further, thereby widening VivaAerobus’ price leadership over all airlines in Mexico. These aircraft will provide VivaAerobus with additional capacity to exploit substantial growth opportunities as we deliver even lower fares and continue transferring the Mexican bus consumer to our airplanes. We are making aviation history in Mexico and in the travel industry.”

“AJW is stepping up our activities in North America and we already support several airlines with lease, pooling and PBH solutions backed up by our comprehensive component MRO repair capability at AJW Technique” says Christopher Whiteside, President, AJW Group.  “We are delighted to be supporting VivaAerobus in its plans to vigorously expand its low cost route network and we will do everything we can to help the airline meet its objectives”.

AJW’s new contract with VivaAerobus once again underlines the outstanding value for money and excellent customer service that is embodied within AJW PBH support contracts.  These  offer wide and flexible component coverage; expert advice and recommendations on minimising home base stock requirements; and world class logistics, including AJW’s highly regarded 24/7 AOG service.  Serving a global base of more than 800 airlines with almost 500 aircraft under contract, AJW is the ideal partner for airlines and MRO organisations requiring fully integrated support solutions and seeking to achieve competitive advantage.

AJW currently supports VivaAerobus’ B737 Classic fleet of nineteen aircraft and will continue to do so until these leave service as they are replaced by new A320s in late 2016.