A growing acceptance and availability of used parts is helping to drive down overhaul costs, say leading engine maintenance specialists. However, the leasing sector is less receptive to the concept, due to concerns over asset values. Alain Berube, who is SVP Asset Management and Operations at aftermarket spares specialist Volvo Aero Services (VAS), told delegates at Aviation Week’s Engine MRO forum in Munich on Nov. 30-Dec. 1 that the use of used material in engine overhauls is five ...

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