AJW Technique has secured Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) approval under the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) between Transport Canada (TCCA) and JCAB.

The company say this makes AJW Technique the first independent components MRO in the world to gain this approval under the Bilateral Agreement.

The certification achieved under the Technical Arrangement for Maintenance between Japan and Canada enables AJW Technique, the MRO arm of AJW Group, to supply new support capabilities and supply chain efficiencies to trade businesses looking at supporting operators directly in Japan. The MRO explainded: “The considerable coverage of the region allows consolidation of customer vendor bases and, subsequently, reduces administrative strain.”

Gavin Simmonds, chief operating officer for AJW Group called the certification from JCAB “a fantastic achievement” adding: “The certification gives us greater trade capabilities within the Japanese market, and will thus enable us to further increase the reach of our bespoke services and trade capabilities in the country.”

“The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service was pleased to have assisted in this process and it is my great pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations to AJW Technique for their achievement in receiving this JCAB approval,” said the counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Julie Poirier. “The certification further paves the way for strengthening trade links between Japan and Canada which is beneficial to both the people, and economies of both countries.”

The MRO now holds a total of nine global approvals, which include TCCA (Canada), which is also accepted by FAA (USA), EASA (Europe), CAAC (China), ANAC (Brazil), CAAS (Singapore), DGCA (Indonesia) and HKCAD (Hong Kong).

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