Juggling Act

Wall, Robert
April 2008
Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/14/2008, Vol. 168 Issue 15, p66
Trade Publication
The article reports on the efforts of aircraft maker Airbus to improve its assembly operations for its A320 planes. Airbus is revamping its single-aisle program, which has been shaken up in part by cost-cutting. A single-aisle line in Hamburg, Germany, one that had been shuttered several years ago, should reach its full rate of seven aircraft per month in 2009. Airbus has already reduced the time from fuselage assembly to delivery to 26 days from 43.


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