Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

January 2007 edition

Boeing enjoys a moving experience

Boeing has started using a moving assembly line for the first time to build the 777 jetliner.

Elizabeth Lund, 777 programme director of manufacturing says: "A moving line drives efficiency throughout the system because it makes problems visible and creates a sense of urgency to fix the root causes of those problems."

For now, the moving assembly line is used only during final assembly positions. Lund says: "It moves it at a steady pace of 1.6 inches per minute during production."

The change is part of Boeing's efforts to make 777 assembly leaner and more efficient. "A moving line is the most powerful tool available to identify and eliminate waste in a production system," says Lund.

"The new produc....

Full report (278 words) is available by subscription:  

Tell a friend/colleague about this story:



 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Airframer

Subscribers are able to access the full text of articles on this web site, and in a downloadable PDF newsletter. If you have a subscription already then please log in, otherwise see our latest subscription offers.

Enhanced listings:

Ascent Aerospace
Ascent Aerospace is the leading provider of aerospace tooling systems, assembly automation and factory integration.

General Plastics Manufacturing Co.
GP has been supplying OEMs, Tier 1 & 2 companies with flame-retardant foam core materials and custom flexible foam molded parts for aircraft flight decks and interior cabins for over 50 years.

Victrex Plc
New VICTREX® AE250 composites and hybrid molding technology are changing the equation in Aerospace composites – find out more!

The world's leading provider of thermal processing services to aerospace primes and their supply chains.

Fine Tubes
Manufacturer of precision tubes in high strength titanium, stainless steel and nickel alloys, seamless, welded or welded & redrawn

See our advertising tariff.


data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.