Boeing Australia Drives Down Costs For Control Surfaces

Credit: Ailerons for 737s no longer move from one jig to another during assembly at Boeing’s Australian plant. Instead, the jigs move. Credit: Boeing
Boeing’s advanced aerostructures factory in Australia is meeting rising production rates without additional labor by applying process improvements first to 737 work and now to the 787. A key change has been the introduction of a pulse production line at the Melbourne plant, in which parts are moved...

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