Firm Partners Aero on Restructuring, Upgrading of MRO Services


Chinedu Eze

AJW Group, a market leader in the global management of aircraft spares, has signed an agreement with Aero Contractors, the Nigerian-based airline, to assist it in the restructuring and upgrading of its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) support services.

Aero Contractors, which has been carrying out A and B check on own aircraft and others, plans to upgrade its maintenance status to C-check, which is a higher level of maintenance for Boeing B737 aircraft.

According to statement from the Nigerian carrier, the agreement was signed in London recently and it was aim at enhancing the technical strength of Aero to successfully carry out C-checks and to expand its maintenance hangar located at its operational bade at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

The statement explained that AJW Group would be supporting Aero Contractors with the upgrade of its MRO services to maintenance capabilities for Boeing 737 Classic and Bombardier aircraft.

“The enhancement of its MRO capabilities will ensure that maintenance is carried out to a very high standard, thus providing added quality assurance to their customers. In addition to their own fleet, Aero Contractors will be able to extend these services to third party operators both in-country and within the region.

“Furthermore, AJW Group will also be focusing on the management of Aero Contractors’ assets to deliver an effective return on investment, disposal of Aero Contractors’ PW105 engines and to provide support with engine shop visit management,” the statement said.

President and CEO of AJW Group, Christopher Whiteside said: “Our focus on quality is instilled in everything we do, and our decision to work with Aero Contractors is testament to that.

“AJW Group is highly regarded for its expertise and excellence across a broad range of MRO services, including repairs and inventory management and we look forward to working in partnership with Aero Contractors going forward.”
CEO of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi said: “We are very excited to work with AJW Group on this project and feel that it will have a marked effect on our operations going forward. Having been in the business for 58 years, I am confident we have found the right partner to work with.”

AJW Group is a world leading specialist in the supply, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts, including services in aircraft engines, aircraft inventory management.