The pace of innovation in maintenance, repair and overhaul does not seem to be slowing down as OEMs, the airlines’ MRO subsidiaries and independent companies develop new devices and services. Additive layer manufacturing (ALM or 3-D printing), new coatings, improved engine washing and augmented reality are at the top of the list. ALM, poised to be a major contributor to progress in MRO, is attracting startup companies looking for new opportunities to think out of the box. Bionic ...

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