Lightweight composites will soon rival metals as the primary material for airframes. Are you prepared?
With the first 787 delivered and the A350 XWB closer to production readiness, the debate over what is needed to repair these aircraft is entering a crucial stage. Airlines and MROs are entering the thick of the maintenance reality that will involve higher levels of composite and advanced material repair.
Although composite materials offer advantages in terms of weight and cost, they are not a miracle solution and have their own specific challenges that need to be addressed and that require a greater scale of knowledge and supplies. There are a number of unknowns regarding advanced material repair and these issues are compounded by lack of standardization regarding training certification, repair techniques, and materials.
MRO processes need a major overhaul to cope with composite intensive next-generation aircraft repair, and careful thought needs to be put into how to balance the need to tool up for these advanced materials, while at the same time maintaining existing metallic repair capabilities.
Aviation Week’s Aircraft Composite Repair Management Forum will highlight the latest developments, challenges, and best practices in aircraft composite repair and maintenance technology. The event is strategically designed to provide a unique environment for all the key industry players to discuss best practices and share experiences.
Key topics that will be discussed include:
- Detection and inspection – testing times for quality control and assurance
- New advances in repair technology
- Preparing your MRO for next generation aircraft
- Best practices in advanced material repair techniques
- Searching for standardization
- Material investment and acquisition
- Technical training – evolving your workforce
- Composite repair and line maintenance
- The role of the OEM
- The future of composite repair
This is the only event that can provide you with:
- Clear understanding of the challenges of composites and advanced materials and how to improve processes for maintaining them
- How to overhaul your MRO procedures to cope with the complexities of composite repair
- What is needed to repair the next generation aircraft coming into service
- In-depth look at new technologies coming to the market and an analysis of how they can assist and improve your MRO business
- Detailed review of maintenance strategies and an opportunity to identify best routes for cost savings in MRO practices
Do not delay – Register by Friday, September 7th and save $200! Qualified airline personnel attend for free.
Includes FREE access to the region’s leading exhibition for the aviation maintenance and sustainment community!
The MRO Europe Exhibition is an unparalleled opportunity to find the solutions you are seeking and stay up to date with the latest technology and services. Test, demo and purchase MRO products, learn about new services, and maximize your buying power on the exhibition floor!
Your Exhibition Hall pass grants you access to:
- Unparalleled networking opportunities with over 3,500 commercial aviation after-market professionals, including close to 400 airlines!
- 10,000 sq. meters of exhibition space and face-to-face time with 300 top-tier suppliers and innovative products and services