Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers are struggling for survival because they are unable to match intensely seasonal demand with higher prices. Most European airlines perform their maintenance over a five-month period during the winter, so they can maximize their aircraft utilization during the lucrative summer months. However, Austrian Technik Bratislava managing director Wolfgang Henle told delegates at MRO Europe in London that this is pushing MROs to breaking ...

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