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

Front page

Boeing selects Crane for weight and balance system on new 777 Freighter

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics to supply the onboard weight and balance system for its new 777 Freighter, making it the first commercial airplane program to choose the new advanced technology known as AirWeighsTM.

"The ability to quickly provide accurate weight and balance calculations will enhance the efficiency of operations for 777 Freighter customers," said Kim Pastega, engineering integration leader for the 777 Freighter Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We are pleased to have Crane supply this technology for the 777."

The onboard weight and balance system is designed to provide measurements of the 777 Freighter's weight and center of gravity. Operators benefit from having accurate and reliable weight and balance measurements provided in real time. In addition, the system can quickly validate manual weight calculations.

"This is a significant application of our new weight and balance technology because of the advantages it offers freighter operators," said Greg Ward, Aerospace Group President of Crane Aerospace and Electronics.

The AirWeighsTM system uses an airplane's landing gear struts as scales to determine the load-bearing pressure at each strut to calculate weight and balance measurements.

Press release issued by Boeing Commercial Airplanes on March 27, 2007


 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Airframer
Crane Aerospace & Electronics Battery Chargers/Analysers, Power Distribution Equipment, Hydraulic System Valves, Hydraulic Pumps, Pressure Detectors, Passenger Seating, Centrifugal Pumps, Rectifiers, Fuel Flow Rate Indicators, Position Indicators, Brake System Components, Power Conversion Equipment, Airborne Electrical Power Supplies, Proximity Control Systems, Proximity Sensors, Mechanical Actuators, Tyre Pressure Monitors


 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 777


 Related directory sectors:
Sensors, Transducers & Detectors

Enhanced listings:

AC Products, Inc.
Full line of peelable maskants for chemical milling, etching, anodizing, acid stripping, plating and more.

Quintus Technologies
Quintus Technologies is a global leading provider of high pressure fluid cell presses and hydroform deep-draw presses for sheet metal forming

Redcliffe Precision Ltd
Aerospace Multi Axis CNC Precision Manufacturers & Thread Rolling Specialists.

Dymax Corporation
A leading manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, maskants, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispense systems.

Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies

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.