THE FORCES THAT ARE HELPING to reshape commercial aerospace continued to influence trends in the maintenance, repair and overhaul segment over the past year as MRO providers benefited from a rising tide of airline earnings that is lifting all boats. Passenger and freight demand hit a 16-month high in August, according to IATA, which is forecasting consecutive years of profitability for 2007-08, something that has not occurred since 1999-00. Despite the order boom of the past three years, the ...

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