AJW Group wins 10-year JetSMART power-by-the-hour support contract

South American ultra-low-cost carrier JetSMART Airlines has contracted AJW Group to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) support in a 10-year deal.

The airline, created by Indigo Partners in 2017, 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 went live on 1 July. It will see AJW Group manage the complete supply, repair, and overhaul of components for the operator’s rapidly expanding fleet of A320ceo and neo aircraft at JetSMART’s primary base of operations in Santiago, Chile.

AJW will 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.

AJW Technique, the group’s flagship maintenance facility in Montreal, will provide component repair services, in concert with strategic partners across the supply chain.

“We see a strong partner in AJW, known for its global supply chain excellence and innovation,” said JetSMART Airlines’ chief operating officer Rodrigo Barrios. “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.”

AJW Technique’s CEO and board director Sajedah Rustom commented: “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 A320ceo and neo platform.”

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