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        EDITOR’S NOTE                                                           CREDITS

        Moving with the Times                                                   Editor
                                                                                Vittorio Rossi Prudente
        During the last 40 years, aircraft and their systems have become        Associate Editor
        more complex. Virtually every aircraft component that must be           Jay Menon
        maintained has advanced, including flight systems, passenger  
        comfort systems, engines and structural materials. Maintaining          Operations Director
        these systems requires specialized facilities and equipment.            Siva Sachi
        A wave of technological change is about to break on the aviation        Art Director
        aftermarket, powerful enough to erode core elements of today’s industry.  Arthur Chan
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        By 2020, most companies in the aviation maintenance, repair,            Elmer Valencia
        and overhaul sector will use new technology in a way that     
        fundamentally changes how the industry works.                           Circulation Manager
                                                                                Khairul Naem
        The new technologies each produce an overwhelming amount of   
        information. This includes data such as navigation and up-to-the-
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        Associate Editor

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