Aircraft refurb: the pros and cons

Aircraft refurbishing is increasingly popular, as airlines aim to cut costs and minimise environmental impact. Tom Batchelor looks at this booming sector.

From the smallest Cessnas to the biggest Boeings, and from repainting an Airbus A380 nose to tail to repairing stitching on a seat cover, the multi-billion refurbishment industry provides a vital service to operators seeking upgrades for their aircraft without the need for a costly fleet renewal.

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