There is a potential capacity crunch looming for landing gear MRO, according to Lufthansa Technik Director-Business Unit, Landing Gear Hamburg Michael Kirstein. Maintenance capacity has not increased lately, he said, while the global market for landing gear MRO continues to grow and is set to peak in 2009-11. About 1,300 shipsets required service last year and the demand will rise to just under 2,000 in 2008, about 2,300 in 2009-10 and nearly 2,500 in 2011. The capacity shortage will be ...

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