717 Every 4 Day's?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 7:04 pm

If a 717 is built in 4 day's than why after a year there are only 35 in the wourlds fleet's?

RE: 717 Every 4 Day's?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 8:04 pm

Simple - they don't build another 717 immediately when they have finished one.

RE: 717 Every 4 Day's?

Sun Nov 26, 2000 8:14 pm

Why not?
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RE: 717 Every 4 Day's?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 2:27 am

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.

RE: 717 Every 4 Day's?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 6:06 am

i heard that on "modern marvels" assembly lines
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RE: 717 Every 4 Day's?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 6:53 am

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...
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RE: 717 Every 4 Day's?

Mon Nov 27, 2000 8:10 am

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.
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747 Time

Mon Nov 27, 2000 1:37 pm

Okay, slightly off subject, but when I toured the 747 plant up in Seattle, I learned that it takes an average of 8 and a half months to build a 747-400.
I thought that was very interesting.

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