AJW Group Signs Power-By-The-Hour Contract With Jetsmart Airlines

A JetSMART A320neo parked at Santiago, Chile.
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LONDON – AJW Group has announced the signing of a 10-year power-by-the-hour (PBH) support contract with South American ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART Airlines SpA.

The airline was created by US investment fund Indigo Partners in 2017, which also controls US airline Frontier Airlines, Mexico’s Volaris, Hungarian airline Wizz Air, Canadian airline Lynx Air, and Philippine airline Cebu Pacific.

The support contract, which went live at the beginning of this month, will see AJW Group use its industry leading expertise to manage the complete supply, repair, and overhaul of components for the operator’s rapidly expanding fleet of A320CEO and NEO aircraft.

These functions will take place at JetSMART’s primary base of operations in Santiago, Chile. AJW will provide support with inventory from all strategic European and North American hubs as well as supplying dedicated on-site inventory in Chile, Peru, and Argentina to support dispatch reliability.  

End-to-end supply chain solutions

The signing of this contract reinforces AJW’s position as the market leader for end-to-end supply chain solutions for the A320 aircraft. The group is a supplier of choice for airlines across the South American region. 

AJW Technique, the Group’s flagship maintenance facility in Montreal, will be the trusted provider of component repair services, in concert with strategic partners across the supply chain, to guarantee an exceptional end-to-end customer experience.

 Earlier this year AJW Group was recognised as one of the top suppliers in the region during the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, a clear testament to its outstanding customer relationships, founded on dependable turnaround time, cost, and quality.

Management statements

Rodrigo Barrios, Chief Operating Officer, JetSMART Airlines comments:

“We see a strong partner in AJW, known for its global supply chain excellence and innovation.”

“We are confident that this partnership will support our key focus on safety, efficiency, reliability, and operational excellence enabling us to concentrate on achieving our aggressive fleet growth plan, always ensuring high quality and ultra-low-cost operations”.

 Sajedah Rustom, CEO & Board Director, AJW Technique, comments:  

“We are delighted to announce our long-term power-by-the-hour contract with JetSMART, who notoriously place the utmost importance on flawless execution and on-time performance, values we share.”

“This strategic contract reinforces the expansion of our capabilities across the Americas and builds solidly on our continued success with key operators in the region.”

“The partnership is a testament to our strength in supporting dynamic supply chain management, confirming AJW’s position as the market leader on the A320 CEO and NEO platform.”   

As at January 2021, the JetSMART operated an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 11 A320-200 and 8 A320neo aircraft. A further 35 A321neo and 14 A321XLR aircraft are listed as being on order for the carrier.

JetSMART operates to a range of destinations across South America in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru.

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