GKN Aerospace, already a significant presence in the OEM market, announced its intention to triple its aftermarket MRO operation by 2012. Its current maintenance business accounts for approximately 15% of its $1.5 billion in annual sales. It said its strategy focuses on "extending partnerships with the major primes to create effective, long-term support agreements which license the GKN Aerospace team to deal directly with airlines and aircraft on the prime's behalf." Some agreements already ...

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