Air New Zealand and AJW Group have extended their MRO agreement to cover some component maintenance on Tigerair Australia’s A320 fleet.

The agreement will see some components repaired at Air NZ’s Auckland maintenance and engineering base, where it already repairs components from its own A320 fleet that are leased from AJW.

“Together we want to take this relationship further and create a real hub for component maintenance in the Asia Pacific region,” says Air NZ chief operating officer Bruce Parton. “It’s incredibly exciting to have Tigerair Australia on board and we hope to soon begin dialogue with other carriers in the region.”

Tigerair Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Virgin Australia, in which Air NZ holds a 26% stake. Air NZ also conducts heavy maintenance on Virgin’s Boeing 737 fleet at its Christchurch engineering centre.

Source: Cirium Dashboard