26 Sep 2022
After 90 years in the aviation industry, AJW Group is still going strong. Christopher Whiteside, Chairman, shares the highlights of the past nine decades with Satu Dahl of Inflight Magazine. Nine decades dotted with memorable moments…
Chairman, Christopher Whiteside has this to say
'One of our biggest achievements is surviving and growing in challenging external environments.'
With the growth of our services across Europe and the globe, AJW Technique Interiors signed a 10-year partnership agreement with Autostop Aviation, designers of SkyLeather®, the innovative, cost-effective, lightweight, eco-friendly synthetic leather. SkyLeather® is transforming aviation interior refurbishment by reducing shipping and manufacturing costs for the operator, along with offering other products such as carpet kitting, headrest covers, literature pockets, and life vest pouches.
Skipping back to the second decade of the new millennium, we opened a purpose-built warehouse and campus-style office space in Slinfold and launched AJW Technique in Montreal, where the Group moved into Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO), adding more weight to the services offered by the 90-year strong Group.
Moving back to the 90s, we signed a pivotal contract, the first flight programme, which marked a new era for our business and subsequently secured a deal to support Europe’s leading low-cost carrier.
We end at the beginning; Anthony James Walter moved into dealing with military surplus when the business was returned to him in the early 1950s after having been commandeered as part of the war effort in the 1940s.
90 years and counting…
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