A new, competitive landscape is emerging in aircraft spares support between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and those -- other than the OEMs or their suppliers -- who manufacture parts under FAA-granted parts manufacturing authority (PMA). As little as 10 years ago, most airlines would not consider parts from anywhere but an OEM-approved source. But now, while the majority of the parts support business still is OEM-controlled, aircraft operators are starting to realize that PMA ...
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