AJW Group and Thales Form a Global Avionics Support Partnership

21st July 2014: AJW Group (AJW) and Thales have signed a partnership agreement for the repair of avionics equipment on Airbus and Boeing Single Aisle/Long Range aircraft.

This industrial sharing partnership and related exclusivity will enable the two organisations to operate worldwide as true partners predefining repair activities for each company per equipment lines.  AJW Technique - the AJW Group’s component repair facility in Montreal - will be fully accredited with Authorised Repair Capability for Thales’ components.  AJW will have access to Thales’ repair facilities in France, USA and Singapore with a dedicated support team to deliver the high volumes of LRUs (line replaceable units) and SRUs (shop replaceable units) repairs flowing from AJW Aviation.

“This agreement demonstrates Thales’ willingness to secure a valuable MRO partnership. The agreement signed with AJW is a perfect example of a business model that will bring growth to both parties involved and important customer benefits” stated François Piolet, Vice President & General Manager EuMEA – Thales Avionics Services Worldwide.

Christopher Whiteside, President of AJW Group, said “As suppliers to the industry, our guiding principle is to help airlines run their businesses more profitably.  We believe the efficiencies and savings that will ensue, will demonstrate how a creative commercial collaboration between organisations that are pre-eminent in their field can lead the way to a new standard of service.”

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, Montreal and Miami with further inventory hubs across Europe, Asia and North America.  www.ajw-aviation.com

AJW Technique provides a broad range of component repair and overhaul services to the AJW Aviation customer base of more than 1000 airlines. Utilising one of the best industry-specific engineering skill bases in the world, it is the centralised hub for the AJW repair supply chain. AJW Technique is focused on delivering world class reliability, guaranteed availability of components, and first class turn times to deliver improved efficiencies and minimise AOG costs; backed by superior warranties and competitive pricing. www.ajw-technique.com

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