With the number of regional jets in the world airline fleet now numbering in the thousands, some of them with more than a decade in service, the demand to support them is rising. Surprisingly, few third-party providers have shown much interest in participating in this segment of the maintenance, repair and overhaul market, which still rests largely with the airframe and engine OEMs and the component and system suppliers. Industry analysts suggest this could change as the fleet continues to ...

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