One of the most frequently conservation topics I hear from lessors, financiers, inventory specialists and operators concerns the lifecycle of aircraft and engines today. With the retirement age getting younger and younger, how much will this impact certain airframes, engines and components this year? How will this early retirement phenomena be impacted once the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 fleets grow?
Aviation Week & Space Technology's April 15 issue will tackle all of these questions with data and analytics. We'll look at in-service and parked fleets. We'll predict the impact of changing life-cycles.
You asked for a comprehensive look at these market dynamics, and this is the issue in which to find it.
JUST ADDED: In addition to all of this, we just added an in-depth article on military MRO logistics, because with the era of austerity in full force, and the West drawing down from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world of military MRO and logistics is set for a major--and likely painful--reset. For better and worse, the MRO sector enjoyed a surge of spending for more than a decade--and with all such surges little attention is paid to life afterward. But that time has come, and Aviation Week contributing editor Francis Tusa, who founded the Military Logistics International journal, will gauge the state of the industry and where it is looking.