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A350 XWB in the ILA Berlin Air Show …. only in the stand of Airbus. Next year flying

Escrito por blogjfa 13-09-2012 en General. Comentarios (0)

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Visitors only can look at an A350 XWB miniature at the EADS booth and at Airbus stand during the ILA Berlin Air Show.

 

A320 Sharklets of AirAsia, A380 of Emirates and A400M flying display are this year the main show stars of the Air Show that was inaugurated by Angela Merkel German Chancellor with speeches from Tom Enders (EADS CEO) and Fabrice Bregier (Airbus CEO).

 

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#364 aircraft delivered since January and ….  neither news from A350 XWB nor any photograph of big sections arriving to the FAL. The other wing for ES-static specimen and the Rear Fuselage for MSN001 are the photos that could be good “breaking news” for all media in the show. But they have not arrived on time for the Air Show and missed the train.

A350 XWB in the ILA Berlin Air Show …. only in the stand of Airbus. Next year flying

Escrito por blogjfa 13-09-2012 en General. Comentarios (0)

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Visitors only can look at an A350 XWB miniature at the EADS booth and at Airbus stand during the ILA Berlin Air Show.

A320 Sharklets of AirAsia, A380 of Emirates and A400M flying display are this year the main show stars of the Air Show that was inaugurated by Angela Merkel German Chancellor with speeches from Tom Enders (EADS CEO) and Fabrice Bregier (Airbus CEO).

 

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#364 aircraft delivered since January and ….  neither news from A350 XWB nor any photograph of big sections arriving to the FAL. The other wing for ES-static specimen and the Rear Fuselage for MSN001 are the photos that could be good “breaking news” for all media in the show. But they have not arrived on time for the Air Show and missed the train.

 

 

 

Vertical Tail Plane and Rudder for MSN001 completed at Stade - Germany

Escrito por blogjfa 10-09-2012 en General. Comentarios (0)

The Vertical Tail Plane-VTP has been assembled at Stade during last months with parts manufactured at Aciturri, Spanish Tier1 with design and built responsibility. Aciturri, with more than 1,100 employees at 7 facilities at Spain has a team with engineering, industrialization and manufacturing roles, working since more than 4 years in the project with a very close concurrence with Airbus team from Getafe, Hamburg and Stade in this project. Aciturri has capability to manufacture both metallic and composites parts with background in other Airbus programs.

The movable part of the VTP, the Rudder, has been developed by Airbus (product engineering at Hamburg) and primary parts have been manufactured and assembled by Aernnova, Spanish Tier1 in charge of the industrialization of this workpackage. The Rudder is delivered to Stade for installation in the VTP just before the final inspection and delivery to the FAL, where the VTP is final-painted with the Airlines colors at the FAL, jointly with the fuselage.

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During the  'VTP&Rudder MSN01 Going to FAL Celebration' in late August, Didier Evrard and Günter Butscheck recognized the good job done by the “extended team” from Aciturri, Airbus and Aernnova, with a high level concurrence. Spain has a leader position in composite manufacturing.

 

 

The VTP for the Static Specimen, already installed in the FAL, was the first big component arriving the FAL, and as it was specifically designed for the static tests campaign; It has two different parts, one painted in red that is a dummy and the lower part is the series-composite configuration with strain gages.

 

Based on the article “Aciturri entrega el primer estabilizador vertical que fabrica para el nuevo A350” published in El Norte de Castilla.es

The engine pylon manufactured at Airbus Saint-Eloi site, completed for MSN001

Escrito por blogjfa 09-09-2012 en General. Comentarios (0)

 

 

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The Airbus Saint-Eloi site is responsible for delivering equipped and tested engine pylon to the FAL. Located in the Toulouse region, this facility’s main activities include the design of pylon and propulsion system integration; and the manufacturing of pylon and nacelle components, including hard metal transformation, pylon sub-assembly and pylon integration.

 

Saint-Eloi produces and delivers multiple types of engine pylons, equipping the entire Airbus family of aircraft as well as the A400M military airlifter. The facility was expanded during 2010 with a new assembly hall dedicated to engine pylons for the new A350 XWB, already operative with a first flow-line that will be duplicated in the future.

 

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a time-saving “flowline” system for effectively moving parts from one workstation to the next.

 

Pylons are structures which hold the engine to the wing, so are one of the most important parts of the aircraft. They are a key element as they support all loads generated by the engine that in the A350 XWB, is the largest engine ever to power an Airbus aircraft. Effectively, the pylons, to which all the loads are transferred, are crossed by many different systems: hydraulic, fuel, electrical and air conditioning.

 

 

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Another function is to retrieve all the heat dissipated by the engine, so they suffer sudden changes in temperature: going from -40ºC (cruising speed) to 300ºC (engine starting) and they also suffer very high vibrations. The pylons are composed of 90% of hard metals such as titanium; the rest of the components are essentially light alloys or composite materials.

 

The A350 XWB's aft pylon fairing has required a dedicated production line for this challenging titanium part.

 

 

 

 

Based on presentation “A350 XWB –Tour introduction“ available at www.eads.com from Global Investor Forum, Toulouse 15 -16 November 2010.

Enjoy a video of how the centre fuselage is unloaded from the Beluga in the FAL.

Escrito por blogjfa 08-09-2012 en General. Comentarios (0)

 

One of the most important and also challenging big section that will arrive the FAL in September is the centre fuselage for the MSN001, that will arrive from Airbus in St Nazaire, France.

In this video filmed last 4/April/2012 (with the section for ES Static Specimen) we can watch how the centre fuselage arrives in the megacargo A300-600ST "Beluga" and is unloaded.

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Videocapture: Beluga arrives Toulouse and opens the door

 

In the MSN001 aircraft (and all series ones), the fuselage structure will be placed in a bay in the northwest corner of the final assembly line called Station 59. This pre-assembly position has room for two complete A350 airframes. Taking advantage of the open-ended fuselage sections, crews will install the primary interior monuments, flight and crew rests without having to worry about access after the fuselage join begins. This step was not done in the ES Static Specimen last April and the fuselage section was transported directly to the Station 50.

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Videocapture: the centre fuselage is taxied to the FAL plant

 

In Station 50 the full mechanical join of the fuselage is done. In the video images, the centre fuselage with the front fuselage.

Many details are shown in the video, making clear the complexity of the manufacturing and assembly of the centre fuselage section, which has the critical interfaces with the wings and with the main landing gear.

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Videocapture: the centre fuselage enters the FAL. Details of the centerbox shown