Fuselage

April 7, 2010 - 10:26am

Following a thorough analysis of data gleaned from the March 28 ultimate wing and fuselage bending trial on the Boeing 787 static test airframe, the company has declared that it successfully met all test requirements.

December 28, 2009 - 8:07am

Greenpoint Technologies’ design team has released its concept for a ground-to-main deck elevator for executive versions of the Boeing 747-8.

The elevator, according to the Kirkland, Wash.-based completion center, “is capable of transporting passengers from the ground to the main deck, providing an elegant and secure method to board the aircraft.”

December 11, 2009 - 6:50am

Boeing announced yesterday that it completed the review and analysis of the static test that it conducted November 30 to validate the side-of-body modification made to the 787 Dreamliner and reported that the 787 team has finished final gauntlet testing on the first airplane.

November 14, 2009 - 12:44am

Boeing has finished installing reinforcements within the side-of-body fuselage on the first 787 Dreamliner, the company announced last Thursday, and expects to complete the installations on the static test airframe and the second flight-test airplane in the coming soon. The modification entails installing new fittings at 34 stringer locations within the joint where the wing attaches to the fuselage.

October 30, 2009 - 6:38am
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Resorting to worn-out business-speak to describe the merits of any new aircraft program has become customary, but Trans States Holdings president Rick Leach’s description of the Mitsubishi MRJ as a “game-changing regional jet” might actually apply this time.

October 29, 2009 - 7:04am

Spectrum Aeronautical is preparing to manufacture a second S.40 test fuselage as it continues to refine its processes and manufacturing technology since completing the first demo fuselage in June.

October 28, 2009 - 6:05am

Spectrum Aeronautical is preparing to manufacture a second S.40 test fuselage as it continues to refine its processes and manufacturing technology since completing the first demo fuselage in June.

October 2, 2009 - 11:11am

Spirit AeroSystems yesterday broke ground on a new 57,888-sq-ft facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, where it plans to receive and assemble the composite center fuselage frame sections for the Airbus A350XWB from Kinston, N.C., site of another new plant under construction since last September.

July 27, 2009 - 10:57am

The first wide-cabin Gulfstream G650 is quickly taking shape at the business jet manufacturer’s Savannah, Ga. facility, the company said. “The speed and ease with which the wing join, engine mount and fuselage components, including the empennage, came together is a tribute to the people who designed and manufactured these major parts,” said Gulfstream senior vice president of programs, engineering and test Pres Henne.

July 7, 2009 - 7:13am

Boeing announced today that it has agreed to acquire the business and operations conducted by Vought Aircraft Industries at its North Charleston, S.C. factory, where it builds the aft fuselage section for the 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing said the deal will accelerate productivity and efficiency within the 787 supply chain.

 
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