U.K. MROs Face Challenges But Have Prospects

By Matthew Bell
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

As for the other challenges faced by new and established civil MRO companies, Kakkad says they need to become “more flexible and agile to respond to shifts in the MRO market,” focusing more on partnering and shifting their focus from heavy to light work.

OEMs are unlikely to make life easy for independent MRO providers, and the persistent skills shortage offers a permanent challenge. But with a weaker pound and growing demand abroad, new U.K. MRO companies should have plenty of opportunities ahead of them.

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