EASA stance on composite repairs could create headaches for secondhand trading
The transfer between registers of composite transports like the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350XWB could be hindered due to opposing views over repair techniques by the world’s leading safety authorities. The U.S. FAA, lead certification authority on the 787, does permit a bonded repair solution for composite primary structure, but the European Aviation Safety Agency will not. This means EASA-regulated operators will need a metallic bolted repair for damage to the 787’s composite primary ...
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