Powerplant OEMs seek aftermarket strength amid next-gen engine MRO capacity concerns
The surge in commercial transport orders in the past few years and aggressive plans by Airbus and Boeing to ratchet up aircraft production rates are likely to create a bow wave of engine shop visits by the middle of the 2020s, particularly for the high-tech CFM Leap and Pratt & Whitney PW1000G powerplants. And unlike in decades past, when airlines and independent third-party maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers would have been in position to absorb much of the energy from ...
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