AJW Aviation is heightening operational efficiencies for Tigerair Australia’s fleet of A320 aircraft via a new strategic repair partnership with NORDAM Singapore PTE Ltd. for provision of some major components, such as nacelles, thrust reversers and cowls on a pool basis during repair and overhaul.
AJW already delivers complete inventory technical management (ITM) for the airline across a variety of areas, including components, major assemblies, wheels and brakes, APUs, thrust reversers and consumables, underpinned by a global inventory of A320 spares in accessible hubs across the AsiaPAC region.
“AJW Group is a keen advocate of leveraging relationships to add value to the Tigerair Australia partnership as it develops,” Chief Technical Officer, Deepak Sharma said. “Availability of high-value parts on demand, at an agreed hourly rate, guarantees operational and cost efficiencies.”
NORDAM Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Asia Pacific, T. Hastings Siegfried said: “Our team has the expertise, tools and worldwide network to deliver unparalleled dispatch reliability. We are proud to work with AJW in support of their power-by-the-hour contract with Tigerair Australia.”
Sharma points to the Company’s global fleet of more than 900 aircraft under contract and over 20,000,000 flight hours of fleet and component reliability data “at our fingertips,” noting that few organisations have the MRO/OEM relationships that allow AJW to “challenge ‘normal’ practices and truly innovate within the industry.
Tigerair Australia Head of Engineering, Robin Furber said: “The airline announced a long term aircraft support partnership with AJW in October last year to support Tigerair Australia’s focus on building a more efficient operating platform as part of our business transformation programme.
“Tigerair Australia is not only committed to delivering affordable air travel for our customers throughout Australia, but also to ensuring we provide a seamless travel experience. Our partnership with AJW gives us assurance and cost alignment underpinning safety, flight efficiency and on-time-performance.”
This partnership with Tigerair Australia is AJW’s first major contract in Australia.