From Aviation Week and Space Technology 2005 May


U.S. airlines and military forces will seek to forge long-term relationships with maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers in the years ahead as it becomes increasingly imperative to drive down maintenance costs and manage work more effectively. This was among the chief topics discussed at Aviation Week's MRO 2005 show held here recently.

About 5,500 people, including more than 600 exhibitors, attended the event, which is aimed at the international military and commercial MRO markets. A bevy of aerospace analysts, military officers and airline officials addressed a wide range of MRO subjects that produced a number of key points:

*Military officials were quick to acknowledge that the objectives facing the military and commercial sectors are cutting costs and increasing productivity. For the military, that means finding more efficient ways of performing maintenance on an aging aircraft fleet that has an average age of 23 years, compared with 12 years for the major airlines.

*About 70% of global defense spending is used to pay for operations, maintenance and personnel, with an estimated $1.1 trillion spent annually on defense worldwide--an amount equivalent to 3% of global GDP, according to AeroStrategy Management Consulting. Of this amount, the U.S. accounts for 40% ($450 billion), followed by China ($110 billion), Russia ($81 billion), Japan ($44 billion), the U.K.

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