Figure 1. Trent 7000 from Rolls-Royce. Source: Rolls-Royce.
These "jam tomorrow" practices have several implications. The engine industry is now confronted with these and wonder how it could put itself in such a bind. How to handle these and what is the way back?
High competition in engine sales forced ultra high discounts for the up-front engine sale.
Aftermarket schemes was created that should recover profits over spare parts and services.
But these maintenance practices create all sorts of problems in the used engine market.
The engine industry now wants to return to more normal business practices. But how do they find the way back?