Maintenance, repair and overhaul experts say the current financial meltdown in the U.S. could slow the sector’s growth over the next few years, although it is likely to rebound to previously forecast levels, provided the price of oil levels off. Industry sages had already predicted a slight dip in growth earlier this year when high fuel prices prompted several U.S. airlines to say they would retire some older jets (AW&ST Apr. 14, p. 72). The most recent figures point to retirements ...

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