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How Long Does It Take To Build An Aircraft?  
User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12265 times:

Obviously the bigger the a/c, the longer it takes to build, but does anyone know the lead times from start to finish of say a 757?
How many will be built at once? and how often do they roll out - e.g. 1 a week? or more?
Write about any a/c...im just interested to know.

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User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12237 times:

funny how its been rated...but no one has replied  Sad

User currently offlineCosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12212 times:

hahahahahaahahahah

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12203 times:

I'm guessing a bit, but I would assume that once all the components are recieved at the final assembly plant from the contractors, I would expect final assembly to take no more than a week.

Charles


User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12197 times:

It depends. As far as I know around 4 757 are build each months. You should expect a total assembly time from the pure metal sheet to delivery of at least 4 months, likely to be more.

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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12193 times:

Of course, if you include the time needed for all the contractors to build all the components, it would be a LOT longer.

Charles


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12184 times:

Assume all the componants are ready made.
how long would it take to "Assemble" from a heap of bits and pieces...


User currently offlineCaptjetblast From Argentina, joined Aug 2001, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12157 times:

Sure they know about building times!

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 12146 times:

como?

User currently offlineHLF-MD11 From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12140 times:

At Boeing it takes around 11 weeks to ASSEMBLE a B737NG - with all the components pre-fabricated elsewhere.

User currently offlineILS 09 From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12135 times:

Yeah I believe that when I visited the Boeing plant the construction for a 747 from start to delivery is 5 months however there is 9 months usually from Order till delivery.
hope that I helped and that I am accurate.

Ryan


User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 12118 times:

Cheers guys. Does anyone know how many a/c are in production at a time?

I was just thinking of how long it would take to put out 50 737's for Ryanair!


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