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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 07:30
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El Bunto
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Originally Posted by The96er View Post
In what way would it save a small fortune ? - most airlines are beginning to outsource their maintenance meaning the bean counters have done their sums and concluded that it's cheaper that way. Why bother with all the facilities management overheads, labour cost, training cost etc...
They haven't necessarily decided that outsourcing is 'cheaper'. After all, the contractor has the largely same costs plus a margin on top.

What it does enable is reduction in assets on the books, elimination of legal risk, flexibility of supply to match fleet. If an potential purchase already has an in-house maintenance arm then those aren't really 'problems'.
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