AJ Walter Aviation and British Airways Engineering have partnered to offer a "fully integrated" programme covering spares support and repair capabilities for the Boeing 787.
The two companies will use the agreement to offer "immediate access" to 787 stock and other support options that will provide airlines with operational efficiencies on the aircraft.
"Considerable numbers of these pioneering aircraft are due to be delivered over the next few years and airlines need to assess the best way to extract total value from their flagship fleet assets," says Boris Wolstenholme, chief executive of AJ Walter Aviation.
British Airways has orders for eight 787-8s and plans to receive its first of the type in May 2013. An additional three aircraft are scheduled to follow later that year.
AJ Walter has a history of using a vendor network to provide maintenance services to customers, however it will soon offer MRO services under its own name with the opening of the AJW Technique facility in Montreal. It will serve as AJ Walter's global maintenance headquarters and is proposed to be operational by early 2013.
The company will continue to use its existing maintenance network to complement this new repair capability.