If you want to start some heads nodding, ask anyone in the aircraft component maintenance business whether things are tougher today than they were even as recently as two years ago. You'll get an emphatic ``yes!'' from companies of all sizes and specialties, and their reasons will read like a roller coaster blueprint: costs are up, prices are down, quality is up, turntimes are down. And if that weren't enough, many businesses say they're starting to see airlines pull more overhaul and repair ...

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