A COMPANY based in Slinfold near Horsham has created 23 new jobs after securing a major deal with Bombardier Business Aircraft,.

AJW employs more than 550 people and this is its first ever agreement with an aircraft manufacturer.

It will be undertaking repair management for Bombardier’s fleet.

Christopher Whiteside, President and CEO of AJW Group, said: “This huge contract represents a significant strategic achievement for AJW.”

Jean-Christophe Gallagher from Bombardier Business Aircraft said: “AJW is the ideal partner to manage repairs, drive efficiencies and help us provide our customers with an excellent level of service.”