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.
Also: Copperstate Fly-In, No-Fly List Changes, Volcano Alert, Inhofe Campaigns In RV-8 In an initial report, ANN space correspondent, Wes Oleszewski, said that on the evening of Au>[...]
The GA World Needs All The Help It Can Get... IF It Can Get It A hot topic at EAA AirVenture 2014 was the subject of the FAA requirement to be ADS-B equipped by January 1, 2020. In>[...]
International Republic Seabee Owner's Club (IRSOC) A website dedicated to the Seabee seaplane. You can find information about the airplanes and events, and talk to other Seabee ent>[...]
An authorization for pilots to use GPS avionics under IFR for flying designated existing nonprecision instrument approach procedures, with the exception of LOC, LDA, and SDF proced>[...]
“We are grateful to Bruce for his years of unparalleled dedication to general aviation, and are delighted that he has agreed to continue on as our senior safety advisor.&rdqu>[...]