Material Considerations for the Aftermarket

Under pressure to meet rising aircraft production rates, engine OEMs are prioritizing their airframe customers, resulting in shortages of certain parts for MRO providers.

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As engine overhaul and other maintenance activity picks up around the world, so does demand for materials—new and used—to return equipment to service. However, bottlenecks in the supply chain, particularly for forgings and castings, are creating tensions between the aftermarket and new-build...

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