Is it time to rip out the composites and embrace the 140-year-old technology of metal fillings all over again?
“There are other ingredients in the composites, too, and many of these have not been studied,” she added.
Since then, the repeated delays have all had one acknowledged cause: building the entire airplane from composites, not metal.
c.1400, from Old French composite, from Latin compositus "placed together," past participle of componere "to put together, to collect a whole from several parts," from com- "together" (see com-) + ponere "to place" (see position (n.)). The noun is attested from c.1400. Composite number is from 1730s.