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December 2006 edition

Window mask innovation could cut aircraft production costs

A bespoke window mask product and system, developed to save time and money at British Airways Engineering, will now be applied to new build processes. Designed by UK aerospace specialists at 3M, the system uses a single type of aluminium foil mask during stripping and a single type of plastic film mask during repainting.

The masks developed for BA Engineering are supplied precisely shaped for the windows of each aircraft and window type on the BA fleet. The same approach would be adopted for manufacturer new build.

3M's Anton Chambers says: "We've had a lot of interest from aircraft manufacturers in both the civil and military sectors who are looking to maximise productivity and minimise rework during crucial final manufacturing operations."

He adds: "In trials for BA Engineering, the a....

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