Just days after Air New Zealand said it likely will outsource a major share of its heavy maintenance requirement (ATWOnline, Oct. 20), Qantas confirmed that it is considering a substantial restructure of its engineering and maintenance operation as well, with a decision expected within 3-4 months. MRO operations "are changing rapidly throughout the world, with a big push towards scale and lower cost locations," CEO Geoff Dixon said in a statement. "The competition between MROs is becoming ...

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