AJW AVIATION'S CONRAD VANDERSLUIS WINS MRO MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Conrad Vandersluis, MRO Director for A J Walter Aviation, the complete aircraft spares support specialist, has been awarded MRO Manager of the Year by Dubai-based Aviation Business magazine.
These annual Aviation Business Awards recognise those individuals or organisations that have achieved outstanding excellence from a Middle-East aviation industry standpoint.
This year Aviation Business has made awards in 16 categories and chose Vandersluis for the leadership and vision he has demonstrated in championing the development of AJW’s MRO services, both in servicing the company’s own US$350m inventory pool and in providing an increasing number of operators worldwide with tailored repair management programmes.
Vandersluis comments, “I am delighted with this award which I would like to share with my hard-working team at AJW. It’s a great achievement and recognises the significant improvements we have been making in the services we are now able to offer our global customer base of over 700 airlines. Supporting both our own and AJW customer inventories currently involves us in placing 24,000 repair orders and spending US$100m annually. As our business grows in the sale, exchange, lease and consignment of spares, including
power-by-the-hour and pooling solutions, we are working harder to significantly reduce
Vandersluis and his team have been busy consolidating AJW’s repair vendor network to approximately 200 OEM, airline workshop and independent suppliers with a core group of 50 partners delivering 80% of repairs. As a valued customer with over 350 aircraft under contract including a significant and growing PBH portfolio AJW sub-contracts more repair work than many smaller airlines and is therefore able to offer airline net prices, extended warranties and competitive guaranteed turn times to its own customer base. Full technical, reliability and warranty support complete the full spectrum of services available and make AJW the ideal choice of partner for comprehensive 24/7 complete spares and repair management support.
A J Walter Aviation is a world leading specialist in the supply, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts, including services in aircraft inventory management; power-by-the-hour and pooling support; consignment stock;