Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-3127

Simply Supported Retractable Top Beam for Wing Major Assembly Jig 2006-01-3127

A large free-standing structure is constructed to positively position the spar and related components in the major assembly jig of the wing for a military transport aircraft. The beam of this structure is mounted on mechanisms enabling the lateral retraction of the beam and tooling to provide full part loading access and extraction of a completed wing. The free-standing nature of this design also allows full integration of an automated drilling machine into the jig.


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