As the recession depresses aircraft retirement ages to as low as seven to eight years, these younger types become candidates for parting out. Those in the business say the economy also presses more airlines to accept used parts for repair work — start-up Flydubai, for one. Top picks for parts are the Airbus A310-300 and A320 and the Bombardier CRJ-200 because of their compatibility with other engine and airframe rotables, says GA Telesis CEO Abdol Moabery, while Universal Asset Management ...
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