Colombian based low-cost airline VivaColombia, has extended its contract with AJW Aviation – the world’s leading independent provider of integrated aircraft support services, for the provision of component power-by-the-hour support for a fleet of A320s that is anticipated to grow to ten aircraft by the end of 2015.
The first true low-cost airline in Colombia, VivaColombia is based in Medellin, and flies to the popular destinations of Bogota and Cartagena as well as other domestic routes.
AJW has supported the airline’s A320 aircraft since 2012 with components from its Miami based operation which comprises service ready Airbus component inventories. A Main Base Kit is already located in Medellin as well as consignment stock leased via AJW Leasing. “As a low-cost carrier VivaColombia knows the importance of getting and providing value for money” explains Matt Millbank, VP Business Development for AJW in the Americas. “Our customer support team will continue to manage AJW’s comprehensive service which has enabled VivaColombia to stay competitive throughout their crucial formative years.”
“AJW already supports several airlines with lease, pooling and PBH solutions” says Christopher Whiteside, President – AJW Group. “We are delighted support VivaColombia with its plans to vigorously develop its low cost route network and we will do everything we can to help the airline meet its objectives. We also provide PBH services to its sister airline VivaAerobus in Mexico, and we are keen to maximize the cost benefits and efficiencies that AJW’s power-by-the-hour can deliver right across Central and South America. This is backed up by our component repair facility, AJW Technique, in Montreal enabling us to deliver outstanding dispatch reliability.”
AJW’s new contract with VivaColombia once again underlines the outstanding value for money and excellent customer service that is embodied within a power-by-the-hour agreement. AJW now has a global fleet of over 900 aircraft under contract providing wide and flexible component coverage, expert advice and recommendations on minimising home base stock requirements, and world class logistics which includes AJW’s highly regarded 24/7 AOG support. Serving a global base of more than 1,000 airlines in 42 different countries, AJW is the ideal partner for airlines and MRO organisations requiring fully integrated support solutions to help achieve competitive advantage.