RUAG Aerostructures in Oberpfaffenhofen is supplying Airbus with a primary complicated fuselage part for its newest long-haul jet, the A321XLR.
The second aft-most fuselage part, which is over 6m lengthy and round 4m excessive, is dwelling to the brand new jet’s bathrooms and rear galley. RUAG Aerostructures already delivered first aspect and flooring components to Hamburg within the spring.
With the completion of the primary part 18/19, RUAG Aerostructures is already delivering the third main structural half for the brand new jet to Airbus in Hamburg.
The fuselage’s second rear part is weighing over one ton, measuring 6 meters in size and slightly below 4 meters in peak. This varieties the idea for the rear exits in addition to the bathrooms and galley. The principle innovation of this fuselage part is the flexibility to accommodate bigger tanks for ingesting and repair water, so as to make the flight occasions of over eight hours for passengers as snug as potential.
André Wall, CEO of RUAG Worldwide, commented: “Due to our a few years of expertise in plane construction building, we had been in a position to reply flexibly and at quick discover to design enhancements. The upper take-off weight, additionally as a result of extra gas tanks, posed particular challenges for the design of the plane structural parts. A high efficiency by all the Aerostructures group.”
All three RUAG Aerostructures websites are concerned within the manufacturing of the big assemblies for the brand new Airbus A321XLR. The higher aspect shells of the plane fuselage, the rear fuselage and flooring construction, the tail spar and the strain dome are produced in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Particular person small parts are manufactured in Emmen, Switzerland. On the plant in Eger, Hungary, which just lately obtained EASA Half-21 certification, the ground buildings in addition to the decrease aspect shells together with the touchdown gear nicely are manufactured.