AJ Walter Sets Up Consignment Stock in Moscow
AJ Walter Aviation and Russia’s Engineering–The Aviation Maintenance Holding company have signed an agreement aimed at enhancing parts support and provision in Russia through the establishment of an exclusive consignment stock pool of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 parts. These components will be housed centrally at Engineering’s facility at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. The agreement is considered the first venture of its type in Russia between a Western independent parts specialist and an independent Russian MRO provider. “The absence of Western-built aircraft parts stocks in Russia has historically forced many operators to ship parts from abroad, losing time on logistics and customs arrangements as well as incurring high costs,” said Natasha Meerman, AJW’s sales and marketing manager for Russia and the CIS. The establishment of the pooling facility is the result of a long-standing relationship between the two companies and, they say, fills a gap in the market for a fast, reliable and cost-effective parts provision service within Russia. Both AJW and Engineering expect to see strong demand for the new service from local operators of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 series across Russia and the CIS.