Capacity crossroads

Pilling, Mark
October 2005
Airline Business;Oct2005, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p50
Trade Publication
This article deals with the improving performance of the international aircraft maintenance market in 2005. The ability of suppliers to offer slots for heavy wide body maintenance in high-cost regions like Europe will often depend on whether they can wrench their cost base downwards. Otherwise this labor intensive work will naturally gravitate to lower cost regions like the Asia Pacific. INSET: Singapore firm scouts for global growth.


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