JETSTAR From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
Dassault Aviation in France, a privately owned company which makes the Falcon line of business jets was the first aircraft manufacturer to design and build an airplane strictly by computer. This eliminated all paper blueprints and documents and allowed all the different engineers to fully integrate their work without conflicts. Dassault designed their own software, called CITIA for this and have been marketing it under license to other manufactures.
Boeing designed the 777 using a highly modified version of this software and the results were fantastic. This software also allows engineers to design maintenance friendly systems so the mechanics can reach the components for removal or service with as little effort as possible.
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2040 posts, RR: 22 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
Airbus should try to make more in US, rather than trying to push Japan to buy their aircraft with manufacture agreements. The USA want and buy the product the Japanese are happy to buy older Boeings, send it this way!!
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1785 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
"7E7 will be assembled in the USA" - not only assembled. Boeing aircraft are designed/developed in the US. Same as Airbus in Europe. But even this stage may use something (software, ...) "from the other side". So, absolutely, "aircraft manufacturing is a truly global industry". Which is great.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7694 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
What's interesting is that AF buying the medium-range standard-fuselage version of the 7E7 isn't such a far-fetched idea.
The reason is simple: AF needs a new widebody airliner smaller than the A330-300 for intra-European routes, and given that Airbus won't produce a true A310/A300B4 replacement for quite some time, the airline will turn to Boeing for the 7E7 just like AF bought 24 777-200ER's for CDG to South America flights.