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Boeing joins the first flight test 777X, making it the longest passenger jet

777X Final Body Join_FT1_Saddle Fixture

American air framer has joint the major fuselage sections of the first 777X aircraft which will make its first flight in 2019. The ‘final body join’ saw Boeing engineers connecting the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections. The aircraft now measures 252 feet long (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longest passenger aircraft the manufacturer has ever …

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Boeing begins final assembly of the 787-10

The first 787-10 fuselage beginning final assembly. Boeing Image.

American airframer, Boeing has begun final assembly of the 787-10 at it’s North Charleston plant. The 787-10 is a 18 foot stretch of the 787-9. The -10 will maintain a 95% commonality with it’s smaller sibling and will carry 40 more passengers to a maximum listed range of 6430 nm, as against 8500 nm of the 787-9. The first 787-10 …

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First A330neo enters final assembly

European airframer Airbus has begun final assembly of its first A330neo at its final assembly line in Toulouse, France with the joining of the aircraft’s wings to the centre fuselage at station 40. According to Airbus, both the A330-800 and -900 feature A350-inspired wing with Sharklet wingtips, the new AirSpace by Airbus cabin and will reduce fuel consumption by 14 …

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Airbus begins A350-1000 final assembly

European airframer Airbus has begun final assembly of the first A350-1000 at the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Toulouse, France. The A350-1000 is the largest variant in the current A350 XWB family, the A350-1000, measuring nearly 74 meters from nose to tail. It will seat 366 passengers in a typical 3-class configuration. The aircraft is intended to replace …

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Final assembly begins on first 737MAX

1st 737 Max on line. Boeing Image.

American airframer Boeing has started final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8, in Renton, Washington. Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager, 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes “We continue to meet our plan on the 737 MAX program thanks to the dedication of our employee team and our suppliers, We have a lot more work still ahead of …

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Visiting the Airbus Hamburg plant

Airbus Plant Visit.

In the middle of July, I went on tour of the Hamburg plant of European airframer Airbus S.A.S. My whole European vacation was planned around this visit. For a confirmed aviation geek this was a dream come true. Hamburg Finkenwerder airport (IATA: XFW, ICAO: EDHI) is the head-quarters of Airbus in Germany. Over 15,000 people work at the facility where …

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First Airbus A320neo advancing rapidly through final assembly

First A320neo in Production.

The first Airbus A320neo (new engine option), the first significant upgrade of the the best selling single aisle narrow-body jetliner of European airframer Airbus S.A.S., is progressing rapidly through the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The first aircraft began its final assembly last month, with the join of the forward and rear fuselage sections. Next, major structures were mated …

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Boeing Begins Assembling 3rd KC-46A Tanker Aircraft

By BA Staff Boeing is assembling a third KC-46A test aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation aerial refueling tanker program at the company’s Everett factory, keeping the program on schedule to complete production of four test aircraft by the third quarter of 2014. Maureen Dougherty, Boeing vice president and KC-46 Tanker program manager said: “In addition to the three …

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Airbus’s new US A320 final assembly facility is ready to take shape

Airbus has made marked progress on the construction of its new final assembly line (FAL) in the US at Mobile, Alabama. Find out more details below. 27th August 2013 Approximately 85 per cent of the more than 2,100 pilings of the final assembly line hangar and service building at the new Brookley Aeroplex site have been driven into the earth, …

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The Airbus A350 XWB journey – behind the scenes videos

by Devesh Agarwal Ahead of the first flight of the Airbus A350 XWB a set of videos from Airbus which gives us behind the scenes explanations on some aspects of the aircraft design, development, testing, manufacturing, and hand-over to the flight testing crew who will fly the aircraft today. Like the Boeing 787, the A350 XWB heavily relies on composite …

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Images: Airbus moves complete first to fly A350XWB to next stage of ground testing

European airframer Airbus S.A.S. has released pictures of the first A350XWB – A350-900 MSN001 being moved from Roger Béteille A350 XWB final assembly line (FAL) “Station 30” to the Clément Ader area “Station 18” in Toulouse. These are the first pictures of the structurally complete flying prototype aircraft with its wings which include the new curved winglets. The belly fairing …

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Photos: First wing for Airbus A350 XWB arrives at Toulouse assembly line

The first wing for the Airbus A350 XWB has arrived at the European airframer’s final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The A350 XWB wings are about 32 metres long and six metres wide, making them the biggest single civil aviation part made from carbon-fibre composite material. This wing, will not fly, but will be assembled on the A350 XWB airframe, …

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VIDEO: Building an Airbus A330-200 and A330-200F. Time lapse from start to finish

Building an aircraft is the ultimately symphony of supply chain operations, bringing together millions of parts to the right place, at the right time, all the time. So please enjoy these videos of one of the world’s most popular aircraft being assembled. Have a great weekend.

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