Incorporating used parts into airline maintenance continues to grow, spawning creative efforts from manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy operator’s demands for lower aftermarket costs—particularly in the engine overhaul segment. The used serviceable material (USM) market hit $3.5 billion in 2013, according to consultancy ICF SH&E, including about $2.2 billion in engine parts and $1.3 billion in components. An airframe USM market exists, but is very small and ...
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