Maintaining Altitude

Open Source Approach to Aftermarket Could Keep Engine Manufacturers at the Controls

Aircraft engine manufacturers have developed an aftermarket business model so successful that some companies have captured as much as a 90 percent share of the work on their products.

The question now is: How long can this trend endure?

Three potential disrupters loom on the horizon for engine manufacturers. If airline customers vote with their order books, manufacturers may have to consider a more open-source approach to the aftermarket.

Maintaining Altitude