Red tape blocks fatigue inspection system

Pierce, Julia
May 2003
Engineer (00137758);5/16/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7627, p8
Focuses on red tape, a system which identifies invisible fatigue and damage in the wings and fuselage of airplanes. Commercial aircraft and military industries' replacement of metal structures with composite materials to build lightweight planes that use less fuel; Concerns about the inspection of composite aircraft structures.


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