(3D Printing Industry, 11/13/17)
Aviation is responsible for 4 billion journeys per year, and the transportation of 55.7 million tons of cargo across the world. Like many industries, aviation has readily adopted additive manufacturing and 3D technologies in aircraft production, maintenance and training.
But this enthusiasm and for new technologies comes at a cost. As Washington D.C. think-tank the Atlantic Council notes, “the speed of innovation, technological advancement and adversary capability is potentially outstripping policy and regulatory development in many areas of the ecosystem.”
In a report recently published by the think tank’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, the Atlantic Council confronts its findings that although new and emerging capabilities like 3D printing are “transforming the aviation sector,” they are presenting previously unfamiliar “cyber-security risks that are not yet fully understood.”