Three years of Boeing 787 delays should have provided ample time for airlines and their maintenance organizations to ready themselves for the new generation of aircraft. Reality looks quite different, though. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community may have spent years preparing for the arrival of the airframe's heavy use of composites, but it has failed to sort out all the repair issues. Furthermore, the MRO sector and airlines are only starting to wake up to all aspects ...

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