Iberia and TAP signed an agreement under which TAP Maintenance & Engineering will perform MRO work on the CFM56-5Cs powering Iberia's A340s while Iberia Maintenance and Engineering will maintain TAP's A320 landing gear. The carriers said creation of maintenance networks among airline MRO organizations through sharing and exchanging of maintenance services "becomes an important factor to compete against" increasing inroads into the aftermarket by OEMs.

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