The major opportunities for airlines to improve the timeliness, cost and quality of part procurement lie in the surplus market for aging fleets, partnership pooling of components and use of PMAs, according to SAS contract head Annika Dalsvall and supply chain manager Peter Berg. SAS is seeing a trend toward a more monopolistic market as major OEMs incorporate suppliers into their organizations or allow only selected suppliers or repair facilities to be used, especially in engine, interior ...

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