Product improvement packages (PIP) have always been part of an OEM’s ongoing technology road map. For operators, PIPs, which can be retrofittable, should be carefully considered. “PIPs are generally offered for better fuel burn or greater reliability,” says Peter Turner, StandardAero president for airlines and fleets. “Any decision to order a PIP must be based on the cost against the payback period.” Rudy Bryce, general manager of GE Aviation Materials ...


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