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  • Teardown Report #18: New Aircraft, New Specs
    Posted by KristinMajcher 10:16 PM on Oct 27, 2011

    Welcome to another Teardown Report! I will be out tomorrow, so I’m posting this evening.

    The biggest news this week was the Boeing 787’s inaugural commercial flight from Narita Airport to Hong Kong. The delivery was long-awaited, to say the least. To introduce you to the new aircraft, Aviation Week put together an interactive diagram to show you the inner workings of the new machine, which will inevitably lead to MROs adopting a new mindset for 787 maintenance. @AvWeekRupa originally put it up, but I wanted to repost it because it's so much fun.

    Here is a peek at the microsite, which allows you to click on each component to learn more. Give it a whirl:


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    Switching gears, I wanted to showcase a spirited conversation that is happening on the Aircraft Lifecycle Wikinomics LinkedIn group right now. It’s talks like these that really show what the power of social media can do for MRO professionals. Even though I don’t know much about content management systems, this thread made me want to learn more about it.

    Michael Denis (@avwikinomics) is in the process of trekking from the deep heat of Atlanta to the peaks of Colorado for his new consulting gig at the InfoTrust group, but he has taken the time to pose an interesting scenario: Which is more efficient for a start-up airline with no legacy documents: An ATA iSPEC2200-based document management solution, or an ASD S100D solution? To a novice like me, this quandary did not seem ripe for debate. But so many people have something to say about it that it is worth highlighting. Here are some of the responses it garnered, leaving me with more questions than answers. Have a different viewpoint altogether? Go to the group to comment.

    Samples from the conversation:

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