OEMs are introducing nine new engines that all should have improved maintenance features. Do third-parties have a chance of getting into this MRO market?
Nine new engines, from the 900-lb. thrust Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610 to the 81,500-lb. thrust GP7200, are going to hit the market soon. Two received certification in late fall 2004, and the rest should follow by the end of 2007 (see chart on p. 32). These nine engines boast the latest technology, and each offers nuances, from fewer parts to exotic materials, that makes its selling points unique. One thing they have in common though is that maintenance was designed into the engines from ...
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