With the introduction of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 growing nearer, airline technical managers are preparing for how to keep downtime to an absolute minimum. The efforts, which have been in progress for the A380 for some time and are now beginning for the 787, are addressing such matters as identifying the optimum procedures to minimize downtime. These options could encompass aircraft recovery, ground equipment and spares pooling. This contingency planning is particularly significant ...


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