D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11874 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1077 times:
Come now, people.
It takes much longer than 4 days to build a 717. Probably closer to a few months each. However, they do work on many at a time. If you hear that they finish one every 4 days (btw, where did you hear that?) that means no more than that. Every 4 days, one of the 717 lines produces a finished jet.
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XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4264 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1032 times:
That only means they can roll one out every 4 days at the highests frequency. sheesh. 4 days to build a 100,000 pound aircraft? good grief. try at least a couple months. Think about how much goes into an aircraft and all the wiring, interior, painting, intial and final assembly...
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8511 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1010 times:
I like the "moving" assembly line they're doing in Long Beach. Every couple of days, all the 717s on the line are physically moved on tracks down the line. It moves at something like 1.5 miles per hour. I don't know if it's been implemented yet, I read it in a recent issue of AW&ST.