Wed, Mar 21, 2007
Will Deliver Completed Rear Fuselage Sections In April
Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., a
program partner on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner team, tells ANN the
company is on track to deliver its first production ship set from
Charleston, SC next month.
The delivery will include aft fuselage section 47, which
measures 19 feet in diameter and 23 feet long, and fuselage section
48, measuring 14 feet in diameter and 15 feet long.
The combined section represents 23 percent of the 787's entire
"Progress is well underway on the 787 program," said Vice
President of Vought's 787 Division Ted Perdue. "It's really
exciting to see the efforts of our highly skilled workforce come
together for this game-changing aircraft. The quality of the work
performed by our 787 Division team in Charleston and at other
locations around the world is exceptional. I am very proud of our
team's dedication and technical expertise, and I'm confident in
Vought's ability to help 'Deliver the Dream.'"
As Aero-News reported,
earlier this year, Global Aeronautica -- a partnership between
Vought and Italy's Alenia Aeronautica -- received the first
components shipped via Boeing's 747-400LCF "Dreamlifter". The
shipment consisted of section 43, a forward fuselage section made
by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and section 11/45, the center wheel
well and center wing tank made by KHI and Fuji Heavy Industries and
joined at FHI.
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