One Lean, Mean Airplane

Cort, Adam
September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p42
The article focuses on the P-8A Poseidon military aircraft built by Boeing Co. using its moving assembly line approach. The aircraft is intended to replace the aging fleet of Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft of the U.S. Navy. It notes that P-8A is being assembled on a line that is similar to those being used to build the 737 commercial jetliner. It also mentions the importance of the firm's use of digital design technology in allowing design and production engineers to work together. INSET: The Navy's Latest Sub-chaser.


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