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APR-MAY 2018

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COMMERCIAL MRO aggregators, replacing a web of different suppliers with a single point of contact. A good network, with a pre-agreed contractual framework, can do much of the hard work before a part even leaves the aircraft. Adopting this approach allows operators to benefit from a standardised quality of service and more streamlined processes. Aggregators are better placed to select the right supplier and can also more easily offer exchange options, avoiding the need to wait for repairs to be completed. We are increasingly seeing demand from operators for this type of arrangement as it ensures better customer service — in their preferred language — plus savings derived from the aggregator's ongoing relationships with suppliers, where they benefit from economies of scale and can drive continual improvement and efficiencies. Taking a global approach to MRO and working with an aggregator allows operators to spend wherever they are likely to see the best return — taking advantage of fluctuations in exchange rates. They can also spread risk by avoiding price spikes driven by regional natural events such as ash clouds and earthquakes. THE DATA DIVIDEND Thinking internationally and more strategically can unlock further benefits for operators as big data and technological advances open up new opportunities. AJW GROUP AJW Group is a world-leading independent specialist in supply and repair of aircraft spare parts, with more than 4,000 commercial and business aircraft under contract across 117 countries. By establishing mutually beneficial trusted and established partnerships to transform operational efficiency, AJW utilises its trusted and established vendor supply chain relationships to enable cost savings and increase efficiency for customers. AJW is highly regarded for its 24/7/365 AOG and critical response service excellence and has dedicated sales and service teams located worldwide, along with global stock locations. In addition, AJW has operational hubs in London (HQ), Dubai, Dublin, Miami, Montreal, Moscow, Shanghai, and Singapore. For more information visit www.ajw group.com. From Testing to Precision Radome Repairs and Overhauls, We're Experts » Guaranteed same day TAT for transmissivity testing using our in-house anechoic chamber » Wide-ranging exchange and loaner inventory » In-house paint booth » Radome boot and installation » In-house tooling and jigging capabilities for full re-rings and overhauls Serving the business jet, regional and commercial aviation industries for two decades. mrosales@appliedcomposites.com ACEradomes.com 888.343.4225 EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Beechjet 400 Boeing 737, 757, 767 Bombardier CL601, CL604, CL850, CRJ 100/200, CRJ 700/900, Global Express, XRS, Global 5000, Lear 31, 35, 36, 45 Cessna Citation 525, 525A, 525B, 525C, 550, 560, 560XL, 650, 680/750, Mustang Dassault F20, F50, F200 Embraer E135/145, E175/E190 Gulfstream GII, GIII, GIV, G200 Hawker 800, 800XP, 850XP REPAIRS AND OVERHAULS: Airbus A320, A340 Beech King Air 200, 250, 300, 350, C90 Beechcraft Premier 390 Beechjet 400, 400A Boeing 737, 767, 777 Bombardier CRJ, Challenger, Global Cessna 510, 525, 550, 560, 560XL, 650, 750 Dassault Falcon F50, F900, F2000 Embraer 135, 145, 170, 175, 190 Gulfstream II, III, IV, V, 550 Hawker 750, 800, 900, XP Learjet 20 Series, 30 Series, 40, 45, XR, 55, 60 The Radome Authority for Testing, Repairs and Overhauls AviationPros.com/company/10136217 34 APRIL/MAY 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY

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