EasyJet has renewed its supply chain management contract with aircraft component parts, repair and supply chain solutions provider AJW Group.

    The companies have been in a partnership since 2015. AJW says the new seven-year contract introduces solutions that will provide step-change improvements for easyJet, in addition to a new hub in Malpensa, Italy, enhancing the carrier’s operational efficiency across Europe.

    The company’s MRO facility AJW Technique will continue to play a significant role in the new contract as it repairs and overhauls easyJet components.

    AJW is currently developing and investing in process re-engineering and automation tools to drive superior performance, cost reduction and operational excellence across the board.

    Improved efficiency

    AJW says the contract was the result of a thorough tender process which started in January 2019.

    EasyJet’s director of engineering and maintenance, Brendan McConnellogue explained the main deciding factors for selecting AJW: “easyJet has worked with AJW for the past four years on supply chain management and we’re confident that this new contract will ensure we remain focused on improving efficiency and value so we are able enhance our operational performance, whilst ensuring that safety remains our highest priority.”

    President and chief executive officer of AJW Group, Christopher Whiteside commented:  “We are delighted to continue our partnership and look forward to seeing the benefits of our innovative solutions which will allow easyJet to continue delivering value with an exceptional customer experience.”

    “This contract renewal strengthens AJW’s position as the world’s leading independent provider of component support programmes and the contract length demonstrates the confidence that leading airlines, like easyJet, place on our ability to go above and beyond to deliver at every step.”

    “This is a ground-breaking achievement for AJW Group and I am justifiably very proud of our team.”

    AJW Group has a global presence with operational hubs and local offices across Africa, Asia Pacific, China, CIS, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.