One size does not fit all with maintenance programs. Repairing and testing escape slides is an expensive business so the efficient management of assets is key to optimising maintenance costs. AJW Group provides a total slide management program that is tailored to your specific needs, no matter how big or small.
AJW Technique offers fixed price repairs, modifications, overhauls, entire fleet support programs, cost per aircraft per month offerings and much more. All backed up with an offering of a variety of flexible commercial terms – focussed to drive down the total cost of ownership.
In addition, AJW also offers exchange, loan and outright sale on inflatables to support your fleet demands.
AJW Technique offers an efficient, flexible and cost-effective total slide management program to manage your scheduled removals.
Reduce out-of-service slides and AOG scenarios by sending your removal to AJW Technique and advising your forecasted removal schedule. Tailored to your operational demand AJW will deliver a serviceable unit to you two weeks prior to the scheduled removal date, maximizing life on the aircraft.
AJW Technique in Montreal has been performing slide maintenance for Air Canada ever since winning the initial 'fulfilment model' contract in 2013. Air Canada saw turn-around-time drop from 60-100 days right down to an average of fourteen and enjoy tangible cost savings as well as a vast reduction in out-of-service slides or AOG scenarios. We asked Air Canada why they chose to renew the contract with AJW Technique, "Quality and price should be a given between most MROs, so really the deciding factor stems around customer service and a proactive approach to problem solving.”
A: Our fulfilment program benefits the customer and the workshop, it allows us to plan with great accuracy what is coming in and when it needs to go out, therefore we can prepare the groundwork of manpower and allocation of piece parts well in advance. AJW account managers work with the customer and manage the plan and in tandem works with the cell lead/planner. Depending on the number of removals we estimate that it takes 3-4 hours per week in scheduled calls and follow-ups.
A: The implementation is based on strong communication between the account manager and the customer. Maintenance, whilst planned in advance can change dependent on a number of factors (COVID-19 is a perfect example, fleet disruptions, parking aircraft, delays, restarts etc). Initial meetings are key to set the first 3-6 month forecast in place, keeping the customers forecast current, ensuring qualified manpower, sub-contractors for the cylinders (if outsourced as AJWT does), initial provisioning of piece parts and replenishment.
A: Unscheduled removals (deployments of slides) are not an uncommon occurrence. Whilst there is not necessarily a buffer in place (as we are planning weeks in advance and aim to have slides back to the customer a minimum of 2 weeks in advance) there is an allowance for flexibility of drop-in work.
Contact AJW Technique today to revolutionise your slide maintenance.
AJW Technique is regarded as one of the most efficient MRO providers in the world, with the ability to process 35,000 units per year across 600 part numbers. With over 200 employees, 75% of which have an average 25 year's experience, you can be assured of service of the highest quality.
Don't let the first time you test the quality of your inflatable provider be when you need to use it. Contact AJW Technique to discuss our tailored support options for all your inflatable needs and requirements.
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