Airlines want their aftermarket service providers to continually innovate, and as they seek ways to become profitable and outsource MRO more in general, these requests could forge new business opportunities for MROs and suppliers. Take expendible material. “I don’t want to carry it, MROs don’t want to carry it,” and airlines want a common expendible tag so they can move material around the world, says Alan Butterfield, Air Canada VP maintenance and engineering. “Airlines want someone to ...

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