London/Hong Kong 20th August 2014: Integrated aircraft support specialist, AJW Aviation (AJW), has contracted China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL) to be a preferred provider of storage and logistics services in Hong Kong.
The co-operative agreement is formed around the utilisation of CASL’s logistical hub, backed up by AJW’s Singapore office to provide a combined resource of aircraft support excellence across the region. AJW will provide aircraft parts pooling services to airlines, and CASL will act as a storage and logistics arm of AJW to manage the Airbus and Boeing parts positioned in Hong Kong.
Airlines that have a high frequency of flights into Hong Kong will benefit from the efficiencies delivered by this shared expertise and CASL's customer, Hunnu Air, is the first customer to enjoy this service. Based in Ulan Bataar, this Mongolian airline operates two A320s on its Paris and Hong Kong routes and plans to introduce A330 aircraft in 2015.
By partnering with CASL, AJW will offer 24/7 access to essential aircraft spare parts so airlines such as Hunnu Air can opt for a power-by-hour (PBH) agreement to align their operational costs and improve efficiency.
“With a reputation for high quality aircraft services, CASL provides line and base maintenance services to over sixty Hong Kong-based airlines and international airlines at Hong Kong International Airport” said Dr Angus Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of CASL. “Through this important collaboration with AJW, we can offer more comprehensive services to our existing customers, and attract new operators seeking flexible and competitive aircraft maintenance solutions across the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region.”
Deepak Sharma, Chief Technical Officer for AJW Group, emphasises the strategic benefit of this spares hub in Hong Kong. “AJW’s Singapore division serves customers across North and South East Asia, as well as the Pacific Rim – we are continually seeking ways to shorten delivery times of spare parts to meet our contractual obligations and minimise AOGs. Hong Kong has always been at the heart of aviation and trade in the region and we greatly appreciate CASL’s deep business relationships with local and global carriers upon whom the joint new logistical and spares facility is focused.”