The growing concern among airlines about vertical consolidation in the MRO industry is likely to spur a reaction from carriers, and may even prompt smaller airlines to cooperate more to establish MRO networks, a veteran industry executive predicts. The increasing trend of OEMs entering the aftermarket sector and looking to consolidate MRO services for their products is well-known. However, there are “already rumblings” from airlines about this shift, and some ...

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