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"We had not planned on operating the Hornet past 6,000 hours," he said. "So we did not do the normal corrosion control processes that we used to use on metal airplanes, like the Tomcats, A-6s, A-7s. We understood what corrosion was on metal. The science is different on corrosion on composites."
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Greathouse
That's another screw up. After the aircraft come out of the depot they're essentially one off aircraft, so it's different portions on different aircraft.
Tell me in the airlplane industry what is the number one cause of metal fatigue ?
I'm sure at least some of the aircraft are seeing corrosion around the fasteners, but the worst of it is in the structural members.