Given aviation’s position at the forefront of high-tech engineering, it is surprising how slowly the aircraft maintenance sector has evolved. Clever new inspection techniques have sped up and improved damage detection, and new repair processes have been developed to fix the latest composite materials, but maintenance largely remains a human endeavor, almost as reliant on touch labor as it ever was. On several fronts, though, technology is threatening to disrupt the paradigm. This is ...

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