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Fuselage panels for the C-17 Globemaster transport airplane were also produced at the site until earlier this year.
While our initial focus is on production of fuselage panels for the 747, the Macon facility provides us a high-quality alternative for structures work currently outsourced to other suppliers.
Citing the National Transportation Safety Committee and AirAsia management, Widodo, who uses one name, said the fuselage is not needed for the investigation.
The bid to raise the fuselage came a day after divers were able to enter the main section of the plane.
The fuselage was found on Wednesday, following the retrieval of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the seabed earlier in the week.
This was the first of two planned tests using Navy-provided CH-46E Sea Knight fuselages.
TUSAS has been manufacturing section eighteen fuselage panels for the Airbus A320 since 1998.
Assembly work on the aircraft's center fuselage began March 24 at Northrop's Palmdale Manufacturing Center, with the loading of an all-composite air inlet duct into a special tooling structure called a jig.
THE only Boeing 747 airliner fuselage ever sold on eBay is finally leaving the West Midlands.
The move from design to manufacturing is expected to be equally as challenging for Lockheed and UGS, as the major body pieces for the JSF will be constructed in three facilities (not to mention the hundreds of suppliers that will provide smaller pieces, including aeronautic control systems, wiring harnesses and control mechanisms); Center fuselage is subassmebled at Northrup Grumann's El Segundo, California, facility, while the aft fuselage and tail will be subassembled by BAE Systems in Samlesbury, England, and Lockheed Martin will build the forward fuselage and wings--of which the upper section is comprised of a single piece made from composite materials--at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility, where final assembly also will take place.
In October 2005, on a rocket range in the middle of the South Australian desert, far from the glitterati and bubbly-quaffing elite travelers of the Concorde, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) tested a fuselage design for a new supersonic jet--and it was a huge success.
A VIPER 1200 CNC fiber-placement system and off-line composite programming system supplied by Cincinnati Machine have been used to successfully produce a one-piece carbon fiber fuselage developed by a consortium of European firms.
Boasting a number of innovations including a patented over-the-wing engine-mount configuration, a natural-laminar flow (NLF) wing and fuselage nose, and an advanced all-composite fuselage structure, the experimental HondaJet is an advanced, lightweight, compact business jet that features far better fuel efficiency, more available space in the fuselage, and higher cruise speed than conventional aircraft in its class.
This work began less than two months after the same plant initiated the JSF's forward fuselage assembly.
However, based on the low-mounted wing--the 'Thud' had a mid-fuselage mounted wing--the low height of the wing and fuselage above the ramp--the F-105 was a very large fighter that sat tall on the ground--and the lack of the distinctive F-105 inverted wedge air intake at the wing fuselage junction.