Engine OEM representatives discussed navigating challenges around support and spares when transitioning from old to new engine programs at Aviation Week Network’s Engine Leasing, Trading & Finance event in London.
GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have expressed overall satisfaction with their new-generation engine programs despite some growing pains related to the entry-into-service phase and the transition from older programs to newer ones.
Despite Rolls-Royce’s satisfaction with the new engine types, there are some challenges to consider dependent on the size of the carrier awaiting new models to enter their fleets. “As engines and aircrafts have become more advanced technologically, the product is naturally more complex. This is especially daunting for smaller airlines rather than major ones as they tend to need a lot more support”, he says.
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