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Transport Airplane: Airplane Life Cycle Accidents

An airplane passes through many stages in its "life." Design and manufacturing create the product, which is then delivered to an operator and put into operational service. The majority of an airplane's life cycle is spent in the Operational realm. During an airplane's life however, periodic maintenance must be performed, and occasionally repairs and alterations occur. All of these elements can, and have, contributed to accident occurrences, and those contributions are addressed in this library.

Last updated: Friday, September 8, 2023