There is no question that aircraft aftermarket support represents a lucrative business for the OEMs,'' said Ric Peri, manager of technical services for the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), which counts component repair specialists among its members. ``But at the same time, the OEMs -- due to their large infrastructures -- realize that they cannot always participate in the repair business as cost-effectively as the smaller shops. This is why we believe that the future role of ...

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