HOW QUICKLY THE PRESENT BECOMES the good old days in the air transport industry! Twelve months ago, providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul services were confidently eyeing new markets and growth opportunities in line with rising airline traffic and capacity. The aging of the fleet and higher aircraft utilization meant that demand for MRO services was increasing. Private equity was turning its attention to the sector and places like India seemed ripe for exploration (ATW, 11/07, p. ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Batten Down the Hatches" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? here.