A funny thing happened recently when sourcing several airframe heavy maintenance checks. For the first time in my 25-plus-year career, there were no near-term slots available.   Sure, perhaps it was just poor timing, as no airline wants to have an aircraft out of service during the peak summer months. But recent discussions with several major airframe suppliers confirm a common theme—their hangars are full, and some are even turning away work. For the past few decades, MRO ...

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