Used Composite Buys: Inspection Mandatory

Forget what you know about inspecting a metal airframe. What lurks beneath the shiny skin of an aging composite airplane may be a deal breaker.

Everyone knows that buying a used airplane involves a level of risk, and despite the requirements for record keeping and mandatory annual inspections any number of significant gremlins can hide within the airframe. The risk increases substantially with an aging composite structure. Face it, while aluminum aircraft still dominate the fleet, composite construction represents a […]
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