What is the true economic value of an engine upgrade?
Conventional thinking may be out dated when it comes to engine upgrades, specifically the belief that engines should be maintained and run until just shy of the recommended overhaul time. While it may sound good in theory, the reality can be very different, especially if overhaul costs vastly exceed expectations.
A new way of thinking suggests that an owner or operator’s best option today may be an early engine upgrade. Upgrading early delivers multiple benefits while replacing unexpected costs with well-defined pricing for upgrade options. It also allows for aircraft to benefit from technology advances and additional engine life.
So what is the true economic value of an engine upgrade to you?
The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you start reaping the benefits.