AJW Group, the UK-based component specialist, has extended its engine shop visit management contract with Russian carrier Nordstar Airlines on seven of its CFM56-7B engine types.
The engines are used to power some of Nordstar’s Boeing 737 fleet, which it operates alongside variants of the ATR-42 regional jet.
Previously, AJW has managed three visits from 2015 to 2016, where it says it saved the carrier more than $1 million in operational costs.
The process will entail AJW engineers identifying improvements aimed at driving down the airline’s costs, including implementing savings via used serviceable material from its parts inventory.
Andrey Averyanov, deputy of CEO - technical director at Nordstar Airlines, said the carrier is confident of achieving further efficiencies based on its previous cooperation with AJW.