Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul Is Not A Key Focus Of Airline Alliances

By Cathy Buyck
Source: Aviation Daily

Meanwhile, other initiatives outside the alliance environment are being established for airlines to work together on the E&M side.

Under the auspices of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, seven member airlines have established an MRO Task Force that has been working toward a range of initiatives to reduce MRO costs. Line-maintenance cooperation was the first to be tackled, but other areas include the sharing of inventory and training resources, joint vendor audits and joint purchasing.

Also, the Association of African Airlines in 2011 established an MRO Task Force to explore the feasibility of joint pooling of inventory, collective purchase of certain items and optimal use of MRO facilities.

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