A flood of material and unpredictable demand challenge parts suppliers
Aftermarket parts suppliers and distributors face convergent effects in the market that have not existed in previous economic cycles. One factor is the quantity of spare parts on the market that comes from aircraft or engine teardowns. Peter Zimm, an ICF SH&E principal, predicts that surplus parts will account for 20% of the aftermarket parts market by 2015, up from 18% last year, when $2.3 billion of surplus parts sold. New OEM and parts manufacturer approval (PMA) components make ...
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