Four Issues MRO Business will Face amidst the Pandemic

Four Issues MRO Business will Face amidst the Pandemic

In airframe maintenance, the engine business will be impacted in the future by the early retirement of old aircraft whose engines represent a major aspect of maintenance expenses for carriers.

Fremont, CA: The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the demand for air transport, decreasing the number of flights.

Before the pandemic, the MRO market was predicted to present a global market of $87 billion. Now, the sector estimates all MRO spending to represent a global $35 billion.

Here are four issues in the MRO business:

Retaining the Expertise

The increase in MRO demand for post-storage services might result in a lack of staff when aircraft start operating. Although it will take a while to see demands, MRO providers wil find a way to retain skilled and experienced technicians.

Engine Business

Airlines will unground aircraft with the latest engines to avoid costly overhauls to save money. Swaps will be preferred over the repair with plenty of engines available on stored aircraft.

In airframe maintenance, the engine business will be impacted in the future by the early retirement of old aircraft whose engines represent a major aspect of maintenance expenses for carriers.

USM Services

When demand picks up its pace, carriers will use used serviceable material (USM) services over OEM parts. But the recovery might not be the same since it could take longer for other airframe parts to level with previous demands.

Airframe Maintenance

Some MRO businesses will be impacted as the component sector will struggle since airlines will not operate at full capacity and are now using their in-house inventories or parts from used decommissioned aircraft.

MRO providers will be relieved for some time, with carriers canceling orders resulting in maintenance needed planes operating longer since replacing new aircraft will take years for the heavy maintenance cycle to be back to normal.

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