_Leithen Francis

_Leithen Francis
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Low-Cost Carriers Shake Up Asia's MRO Market
AirAsia plays a big role as Malaysia makes a pitch for a larger share of the MRO work in Asia.
Customer Support Key To Turboprop Market

SINGAPORE—Bombardier plans to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific, a move that comes after arch-rival ATR came perilously close to locking Bombardier out of the region's fast-growing turboprop market. At the same time, ATR plans to establish a global MRO network, similar to what Airbus, another EADS company, has done.

ATR in recent years has won the lion's share of new orders for turboprops.

Asia's Emerging Aerospace Parks

SINGAPORE—Southeast Asian countries are developing aerospace parks to attract foreign investment, but poor planning means most lag behind market leader Singapore.

Starting Up In Asia

SINGAPORE—Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firms are set to benefit from a wave of new start-up carriers in Asia.

Carriers are preparing to launch operations in an effort to capitalize on the next travel boom, but because these start-ups are small, each will be relying heavily on outside parties for line and heavy maintenance.

 
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