Eleven workstations, each comprising three computer monitors and manned by engineers, face a large display wall featuring an electronic world map and a giant e-mail inbox. The images are refreshed every 5 sec.; an onsite generator is set to kick on automatically 3 sec. after a power failure to keep operations running in all situations. The high-tech room at Airbus's headquarters here is at the center of a global network being developed to monitor and facilitate maintenance, repair and ...

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