Opinion: Surplus Parts Provide New Savings Avenue For Airlines

A version of this article appears in the September 8 Issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. New service parts, or “spare” parts, are the lifeblood of commercial aerospace industry profits. Annual consumption is in excess of $20 billion in the air transport sector alone, and most OEMs garner the...
Kevin Michaels

Contributing columnist Kevin Michaels is managing director of AeroDynamic Advisory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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