ON-TIME LANDING: THE FORWARD UPPER SHELL A330NEO

THE FORWARD UPPER SHELL IN ITS ASSEMBLY STAGE AT AIRBUS SAINT-NAZAIRE
IT ALL STARTED AT THE LATÉCOÈRE INSTALLATIONS IN TOULOUSE
THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS ON THE FORWARD UPPER SHELL: 74 WORKING DAYS.
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On May 27th, the Airbus Saint-Nazaire assembly site received its first forward upper shell A330neo from the Latécoère factory in Toulouse. The second is already outbound…

The Latécoère staff received congratulations, in-person, from the Airbus integration teams for its delivery – on-time, without exceptions – of this first portion.  A special mention goes out to the Latécoère engineering design department who respected the planning and for the quality of its certification records.  Beyond this success story, how can we improve even more greatly the delivery times?  This is the question that is driving the Latécoère Group working with Airbus.

At 1200 kg, the #15 section will put to use some 45 000 rivets and not far from 265 references.