AJW Group has opened a 35,000sq ft warehouse in Milan, Italy.
The facility, located adjacent to Malpensa airport, will primarily support easyJet’s EU operations as part of a recently signed supply chain solution contract.
It will hold inventory of more than 10,000 lines of stock across 3,000 part numbers of rotable, repairable and C&E items.
AJW said the facility would deliver a 24/7/365 operation with 30 staff, operating under easyJet’s part 145 approval. A bespoke logistics service will also be offered.
The warehouse was added to easyJet’s MOE in December 2020 and the stock transition was performed throughout December and early January.
AJW said the facility would “ensure an ongoing efficient delivery of spares to easyJet aircraft across Europe and will speed up operational recovery with improved logistic links by supporting network locations close to the hub”.
EasyJet’s director of engineering and maintenance Brendan McConnellogue commented: “The opening of the Milan facility has shown what can be achieved through close collaboration between AJW and easyJet, and the achievement is made even more impressive considering the impacts of Covid-19.
“The facility will further improve our logistics network in support of the European based fleet. The opening of this facility allows us to continue to serve our customers whilst maintaining safety as our number one priority.”
AJW Group chief sales officer Tom De Geytere (pictured above) said: “The outstanding team effort to deliver this project on-time during a global pandemic is celebratory. The agility and ‘can do’ attitude of AJW was exemplary despite ever changing travel restrictions and local lockdowns. Our cross-functional teams have worked incredibly hard to deliver.
“We are thankful for the collaboration we have received from easyJet and the engagement of our local freight partner, who assisted in delivering under tight time pressures as a trusted and reliable partner. We look forward to ensuring that easyJet’s EU services continue to operate seamlessly.”