Brief History Of An Airliner

A Brief Summary Of How The Boeing 777-300er, One Of The Key Planes In The Turkish Airlines Fleet, Is Produced.

WING AND TAIL ASSEMBLY The vertical and horizontal stabilizers on the tail and wings of the Boeing 777 are mounted first. Produced from composite materials at Boeing’s Fabrication Division at Frederickson in the U.S. state of Washington, the wing and tail parts are readied for mounting on the fuselage (body of the aircraft). BODY ASSEMBLY After the three main parts - front facade, middle body with wings, and rear part - that make up the fuselage are in place, they are taken to a separate division of the plant for the final body assembly. Put together within 24 hours, the body is now ready and waiting for the landing gear. FINAL ASSEMBLY Every plane at the factory, where an average of seven planes a month are produced, is there for a total of 16 days. Seven of those 16 days are spent installing the system, the remaining nine on the Final Assembly Line. During that phase the seats, wash basins, and kitchen are installed and the final touches put on the plane. HANGING THE ENGINE The last phase of the Final Assembly is the hanging of the engines. Two types of engines are used in the Boeing 777 family. On the 777-300ER’s it is the GE90-115B. After the engines have been hung, the plane goes for painting.