They Tell Them What They Want Them To Hear (Not What They Need To Know)

News Analysis: The Myopic Marketing Machinations regarding the use of Composite Materials for Aircraft Construction as touted by Airframes and their Mass Media Minions discuss weight reduction compared to Metal Aircraft. While there will be some weight savings between the materials, as well as some design allowances which are more difficult to achieve with Metals, … Read moreThey Tell Them What They Want Them To Hear (Not What They Need To Know)

Ethiopian Airlines 787 Burn Repairs Are The Manufacturer’s Secret

News Analysis: The Heathrow, England fire debacle, allegedly caused by a small battery in the 787,  reportedly had Composite Panel and Structure Damage requiring a  TWO MONTH Repair. Since the Airframe is keeping the Repair Methodology Used A Secret. Airlines, who have purchased or may purchase such a Composite Aircraft, are reportedly dismayed at the … Read moreEthiopian Airlines 787 Burn Repairs Are The Manufacturer’s Secret

How to Scrap a Composite Commercial Aircraft

News Analysis: A “25 to 30” year life [or sooner] of composite aircraft necessitates they be environmentally disposed. Carbon/Carbon aircraft have inherent problems not found with metal aircraft [such as delamination due to stress or  to high energy solar exposure while in flight]. The U.S. Air Force spends millions of dollars a year on composite fuselage … Read moreHow to Scrap a Composite Commercial Aircraft