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Resource ID: #23385
Subject: Transportation
Source: Dan Rather Reports
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Date: 09/19/2007

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"Plastic Planes is a two-part investigative report that examines Boeing and Airbus's investment in high-tech, reinforced plastics called composites, for the next generation of airplanes. The entire aviation industry has banked on composites for future commercial airplane designs, primarily because these materials are lighter than aluminum - making planes more fuel efficient." The investigation reveals that "both Boeing and Airbus are adopting this material too fast to guarantee its safety."

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