AJW logoAJW logo

24/7 AOG Critical Response

HotlinePhoneUK +44 1403 798888US +1 877 780 2008

Our award winning global AOG service is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Please call +44 1403 798888 or email aog@ajw-group.com.


Rotables, worth keeping in house? | AviTrader

12 Nov 2018

In aviation MRO, rotables refer to components or inventory items that can be repeatedly and economically restored to a fully serviceable condition. Keith Mwanalushi looks behind the curtains to see how service providers manage such vital parts.

The aviation industry is renowned for its focus on efficiency and streamlining. Faced with the constant need to make cost savings, many airlines around the world have decided to streamline their in-house repairs departments.


Dave Shorter, Director of PBH at AJW Group observes that for decades, operators made do by forming patchwork agreements with local MRO providers leaving them with the headache of managing a host of individual relationships in any given region, potentially including negotiating language barriers and different customs regimes. “This approach is not only time inefficient but makes it difficult for operators to ensure competitive pricing due to a small number of regional suppliers.


Rotables, worth keeping in house? | AviTrader

“As a result, airlines are increasingly making the strategic decision to outsource their component MRO to aggregators like AJW Group, replacing a web of different suppliers with a single point of contact,” says Shorter.


This type of arrangement, as Shorter explains, ensures better customer service, in the customer’s preferred language, and generates cost savings derived from the aggregator’s ongoing relationships with suppliers, where they benefit from economies of scale. “Large aggregators like AJW also have access to a huge pool of component data across the aircraft they support. This enables them to benchmark an operator’s performance anonymously against their competitors, and drive efficiencies for their customers by drawing on best practice learned through their work for multiple operators.”



Read the full article




In other news...


8 May 2019

Optimising the Cost of Units | Article in Air...


16 Apr 2019

Using big data analytics in rotable inventory...


8 Apr 2019

MRO's Approach to Software | Inside MRO


5 Apr 2019

Forging partnerships with OEMs | MRO Business...


4 Apr 2019

AJW Group signs Pool Access Agreement with TA...


3 Apr 2019

AJW Group appoints Barry Swift as Group Dire...



Thank you for getting in touch

To ensure we give you the best experience on our website we use Cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. However, if you continue without changing your settings we will presume you are happy to receive all cookies on the AJW website.