AJW Group has secured a new power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with Cambodia Airways Co. Ltd.

Cambodia Airways is due to begin operations later this year, serving all countries within the Southeast Asian region, mainland China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from its bases in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. The carrier also has plans to expand its intercontinental network to Europe and Australasia in the coming years.

The long-term contract covers Cambodia Airways’ fleet of A320 family aircraft, which is set to grow to up to 20 over the next five years, and will see AJW use its industry-leading expertise to manage the complete supply, repair and overhaul of the carrier’s rotable components.

Christopher Whiteside, President and CEO of AJW Group, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract with Cambodia Airways at such a formative time for the airline.

“AJW Group’s established presence in the Asia Pacific region, coupled with our technical expertise and global network, makes us the ideal partner for Cambodia Airways as they embark on a period of significant growth.”

Li Xin, CEO of Cambodia Airways Co. Ltd, said:

“Over the next five years, Cambodia Airways has ambitious growth plans both nationally and internationally.

“We are delighted to be working with AJW, whose unrivalled expertise, experience and flexibility will be invaluable to us as we grow.”

A unique logistics solution, bespoke to Cambodia Airways, has been developed by AJW to support the contract, enabling spare parts to be strategically located to ensure that key components can reach the airline with maximum speed and efficiency.

AJW, which has offices in Shanghai and Singapore, has significant experience of working in the Asia Pacific region with customers including fellow Cambodian carrier, JC International Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, West Air and Garuda Indonesia.