Regional Carriers Mixing Up MRO Models
Regional airlines are undergoing a period of change in everything from ownership and partner relationships to route systems and aircraft fleets, and this is helping trigger a shake-up of maintenance models.
The transformation in the regional industry has been substantial, starting with the mergers and acquisitions that are shifting the landscape for both regional and major airlines. The regional carriers also are securing new service contracts with majors that will bring new aircraft types into their fleets. And the continuing quest for efficiency means regional airline officials are reviewing maintenance needs and costs.