European commercial airframe and engine MRO market generated revenues of $10.6 billion in 2005 and the figure will rise nearly 50% to $15.2 billion by 2012, according to consultancy Frost & Sullivan. Growth is being driven by strong air traffic demand between Eastern and Western Europe as well as the continuing trend toward outsourcing MRO. According to the firm, many of the A320 and 737 aircraft delivered in 1997-2002 will experience their first airframe heavy checks and engine removals ...

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