The aftermarket parts per aircraft held by the world's airlines and their suppliers is declining and the supply chain becomes more efficient.
The book value of the total parts inventory in the commercial transport MRO supply chain is about $44 billion -- virtually unchanged from nearly a decade ago despite a more than 40% increase in the size of the worldwide commercial transport fleet, according to an AeroStrategy logistics survey conducted in conjunction with Overhaul & Maintenance and Aviation Week Conferences & Exhibitions. Perhaps just as significantly, the survey results show that the burden of carrying those ...
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