Within the next three years, the largest operators of Embraer’s 37-50-seat ERJ aircraft might need to spend more than $1 billion to overhaul all of the Rolls-Royce engines that power their regional jets, an Aviation Week Intelligence Network analysis shows. The overhaul rate, as well as the projected cost, is even higher than for the General Electric engines that power Bombardier’s similarly sized CRJs (Aviation Daily, June 27). Some of the aircraft, which U.S. regional carriers ...

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