Engines and other aircraft components eventually will become ``smart assets'' that tell maintenance planners exactly what their condition is, what help they will need and when they will need it. Managers will, in turn, plan the most economical schedules for repairing, replacing and retiring these clever machines, all without the expensive surprises -- cancelled flights and unexpected shop visits -- that happen today. At least that is the vision, and many people share it. But there ...
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