Excluding retrofits or airworthiness-directive compliance, the worldwide market for overhauling Rolls-Royce (R-R) Trent 700-series turbofans is projected at about $2 billion for the next three years, with Asian carriers accounting for the largest share of the work. A 2009 retrofit kit for the engine, which improves efficiency by 1%, is proving popular, however, and adds to the potential value of each shop visit for those engines undergoing the modification. Moreover, R-R expects to have ...


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