The AJW Group recently expanded its staff for he Latin American market. Asier Elorduy, vice president of sales for Iberoamerica and Europe, says the firm has now established a number of partnerships and supports almost every airline in Latin America, including those flying both mainline and regional jets. AJW services to the region include part sales and support, contracted component support, supply-chain management, engine services and asset management.
“Growth in the last five years has been steady despite economic downturns,” Elorduy notes. “In the last 12 months, we have seen strong growth as a result of the increase in customer aircraft fleets as the economy has come out of recession and demand for air travel increases.”
Economic growth in the region is expected to be only 2% in 2017, but Latin American fleets are expected to eventually increase by nearly 50%. The AJW sales exec says his firm supports customers that account for 87% of that growing fleet.
AJW stocks parts at various customer inventory locations in the region and has warehouses in both Los Angeles and Miami. These warehouses offer 24-by-7-by-365 access to AOG and logistics services to airlines in both North and Latin America.
Repairs are done by a network of shops and OEMs, as well as at AJW Technique in Montreal. AJW Technique is a 160,000-square-foot, state-of- art facility.