Servicing Easyjet Agreement, AJW Opens New Milan Warehouse

Easyjet has cited “significant progress” on its engineering costs during the six months to 31 March.
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AJW Group has opened a new warehouse in Milan to provide supply chain services for easyJet’s operation in the European Union (EU). 

The new 35,000 ft.2 facility at Malpensa Airport went live on Jan. 28, 2021, AJW confirmed. This followed the setting up of a physical infrastructure along with an IT setup, which saw the facility added to easyJet’s maintenance organization in late 2020. Stock transition took place throughout December and early January of this year.

Now operational, the facility will hold inventory of more than 10,000 lines of stock across 3,000-part numbers of rotables, repairables and consumables, and expendables items. Operating under easyJet’s EASA Part 145 approval, it will operate on a 24/7 basis by approximately 30 staff and will complement AJW’s existing base in the UK.

British low-cost carrier easyJet renewed its supply chain management agreement with AJW for a further seven years in July 2020. The two parties first entered into the contract in 2015 covering the repair, supply and management of the low-cost carrier’s components for its Airbus A320-family fleet. At the time, the contract took the number of aircraft overseen by AJW to more than 900.

Under the terms of the contract, AJW continues to oversee the planning and delivery of the airline’s parts demand and supply requirements. This includes full component repair and overhaul services, along with the provision, storage and distribution of all rotable, consumable and expendable materials.

“The opening of the Milan facility has shown what can be achieved through close collaboration between AJW and easyJet, and the achievement is made even more impressive considering the impacts of COVID-19,” says Brendan McConnellogue, easyJet’s director of engineering and maintenance. “The facility will further improve our logistics network in support of the European based fleet.” 

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.