Water Damaged Aircraft

The tradeoff with composites comes on the aftermarket side. Composites can be two to three times as difficult to repair as their aluminum counterparts said by Gary Carlsen (CEO). Composite repairs are very process-specific, he explained, and the process can differ from part to part, airplane to airplane. This multiplicity of unique processes is an additional challenge in designing repairs for these materials. Furthermore, airplane original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are not supporting legacy aircraft as much as they used to do, According to Gary “their business model puts a premium on replacement rather than repairs. Under its DER authority