Airlines can save significantly by mining the parts aftermarket, and the avenues that beget those savings just keep getting wider. The demand for particular parts is pegged to their purpose. Those perpetually in high demand are essential Code 1 parts—ones that if unserviceable keep an aircraft from pushing back, says John Avery, AJ Walter Aviation’s director of supply chain solutions. In somewhat lesser demand are essential Code 2s, which, if unserviceable, will not prevent flight ...
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