The problems facing engine manufacturers with increased workload on new generation engines are not the only reason for the emergence of gliders around the world. Engine shops are currently having difficulty meeting demand, particularly in Asia, and this is sure to be the case for a few more years still.
The Asia-Pacific region now accounts for some 8400 aircraft in service, equalling the North American fleet for the first time. However, the repairs for these aircraft are slightly different, with Asia having more Airbus and Boeing narrow-body aircraft (63%) (...)
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