The aircraft parts aftermarket continues to transform itself as pure parts distributors feel increased pressure from the new asset-management model and some traders broaden their offers. As OEMs seek inroads, they are squeezing distributors of even hardware and expendables, says Richard Levin, managing director of AJ Levin. Bombardier and Embraer have heavily penetrated the aftermarket arena, while Boeing’s Aviall and Airbus’s Satair acquisitions signal big-jet makers are ...

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