One Piece (Of Paper) At A Time

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Brexit has complicated paperwork requirements for the spare-parts industry.
Credit: Lindsay Bjerregaard/AW&ST
Like the old Johnny Cash song goes, aircraft are built one piece at a time, and the average time it takes from application for design approval to the first flight is often years, if not decades. Once built, they often are maintained piece-by-piece or at least component-by-component during their...

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