Todd Herrington, general manager of fleet projects at the company, and Chuck Zhang, a professor in Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)
Todd Herrington, general manager of fleet projects at the company, and Chuck Zhang, a professor in Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

Georgia Tech in the US reported that it is working with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines on procedures for repairing composite parts used in aircraft.

Delta is partnering with Georgia Tech to take a close look at current methods used to repair composite parts and identify ways to increase efficiency and bring down costs.

‘Airlines want to create their own know-how on how to fix these structures because it’s cheaper and probably faster,’ said Chuck Zhang, a professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. ‘But improved technologies are needed to help in the repair of composite parts. Much of it today is done by hand.’

This story is reprinted from material from Georgia Tech, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.