AJW Group, a world-leading independent specialist in the global management of aircraft spares, has been awarded a power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with TAP Maintenance & Engineering, a leading global MRO provider and part of the TAP Group.

The contract, which takes effect from this month, builds on a long-standing relationship between AJW Group and TAP Maintenance & Engineering which includes the sale of engine parts and other rotables. AJW Group will now support TAP with the supply, repair and overhaul of rotable components on two A320neo aircraft operated by Azores Airlines.

AJW has a worldwide network of established supply chain vendor relationships, and a global base of more than 1,000 customers with over 4,000 aircraft under contract, making it the ideal partner for airlines and MRO organisations requiring fully integrated solutions and seeking to achieve competitive advantage.

Christopher Whiteside, President and CEO of AJW Group, said: “AJW is seeing increasing demand for its flexible PBH contracts, and the diverse component coverage, expertise and 24/7/365 AOG service they deliver.

“We are delighted to be working with TAP Maintenance & Engineering, whose commitment to delivering highly effective solutions matches our own.”

Mario Lobato Faria, Chief Technical Officer at TAP Maintenance & Engineering, commented: “AJW’s support will be instrumental in ensuring that Azores Airlines’ fleet of A320neo aircraft, which is one of the most modern in the world, operates with maximum efficiency.”