Regional jets, particularly their engines and components, are emerging as a major growh driver in the commercial transport MRO market. According to the fleet database compiled by New Haven, Conn.-based BACK Aviation Solutions, regional jets accounted for just 4% of the world commercial jet fleet in January 1994, with 338 units. This grew to 2,058, or 13%, by January 2004. BACK predicts that by 2014, the number of regional jets will reach 3,847, or 24% of a total worldwide jet fleet of ...

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