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Copy shop
3D printing technology appears well situated to generate significant efficiencies in the aircraft technology supply chain, in particular within the aftermarket business relating to parts that may be out of stock or discontinued. Mario Pierobon finds out more
New-age maintenance
The increasing use of composite materials on the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, coupled with a greater dependency on electrical power, are the principal technological developments of these new-generation aircraft. Ian Goold speaks to some of the main industry players
Damage control
Occasionally going unreported, aircraft ground damage costs the industry several billion dollars a year, both directly and indirectly, and often results in ground crews being injured on duty disproportionately more frequently than air crews. Mario Pierobon reports on one of the current hot topics in aviation management