Reaching a consensus among industry participants takes time
The call by carriers to standardize composite training certification, techniques and material mounts by the minute, with the Boeing 787 an operational fait accompli, and the Airbus A350 waiting to take wing. The SAE's Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (Cacrc)—comprising original equipment manufacturers (OEM), operators and regulatory agencies—has worked since 1991 to ease the transition from largely metallic aircraft structures to those composed of increasingly large ...
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