Airbus’ proposal for a royalty fee on airframe maintenance providers’ gross invoices has MROs very concerned. The fee would apply to any airframe MRO that performs maintenance on Airbus aircraft for third parties and uses the OEM’s technical data via Airbus World, the company’s platform that houses data needed to support Airbus aircraft. This means that all of the largest MROs—including ST Aerospace, HAECO, Lufthansa Technik, AAR and others—will be hit ...

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