AJW and Air New Zealand expand partnership
London, U.K. - Air New Zealand and AJW Group have signed a new agreement which will extend the component maintenance and repair services provided at Air New Zealand’s Auckland Engineering and Maintenance base.
Under the agreement, Air New Zealand will now carry out some component maintenance on Tigerair Australia’s Airbus A320 fleet on behalf of AJW Group.
Air New Zealand Chief Operations Officer Bruce Parton says today’s announcement is significant for Air New Zealand’s Engineering and Maintenance division and builds on the airline’s existing relationship with AJW Group.
“Air New Zealand have a strong relationship with AJW, leasing components for our own A320 fleet and in turn Air New Zealand carrying out maintenance on these components.
“Together we want to take this relationship further and create a real hub for component maintenance in the Asia Pacific region. It’s incredibly exciting to have Tigerair Australia on board and we hope to soon begin a dialogue with other carriers in the region,” says Mr Parton.
Deepak Sharma, Chief Technical Officer – AJW Group says working together with Air New Zealand is consistent with AJW’s business vision to develop mutually beneficial partnerships that transform operational efficiency for airlines of all sizes.
“Its support will enable us to deliver improved turn-around-times and quality benefits, and the relationship strengthens our repair capabilities across the AsiaPAC region,” says Mr Sharma.