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Fast 5: How AJW Technique Has Fared After Taking Over Aveos Facility

Robert Gogo, senior director of business development, and Josh Goring, business development director, AJW Technique, talk about the component shop that grew from of the former Aveos maintenance facility in Montreal.

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Lufthansa Technik to Cover Royal Brunei Airlines A320, A320neo Components

Lufthansa Technik has signed a ten-year contract with Royal Brunei Airlines covering component support for its fleet of six A320s and upcoming delivery of seven A320neo aircraft.

Unremitting, above-inflation price rises for OEM-manufactured parts are an unwelcome feature of the aftermarket for airlines and lessors.

Engine components are the among the most severely affected: Life-limited part (LLP) prices for the CF6-80E, for instance, have almost doubled in the past 10 years, according to Engine Lease Finance Corp, while CFM56-7B LLPs are up 85 per cent.

Maintenance companies have responded by increasing the supply of used serviceable material (USM) and DER repairs, with USM estimated to have knocked $200m off new parts sales last year.

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AAR’s growth in Europe is continuing at pace after the signing of another power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services contract with Polish low-cost carrier (LCC) Enter Air.

Announced yesterday (September 5), the deal will see AAR provide with services on 19 of Warsaw-based Enter Air’s 737 aircraft, comprised of the classic and next-generation variety. While PBH announcements are common, the geographical location is another boon for a firm that has started similar agreements with a number of LCCs in the past few years.

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