Air Force eyeing new maintenance sensors, used by commercial airlines, to boost MC rate

December 5, 2018 at 3:58 PM
The Air Force is working with the airline industry to determine whether it can install sensors in its fighter aircraft to detect key fatigue and maintenance issues -- a technology that could reduce the time it takes to diagnose and repair aircraft. Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly said during a Dec. 5 Mitchell Institute event the Air Force is exploring the option as a way to address a recent directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis...

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