User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 29978
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

Structural Seminar - Boeing

Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:41 pm

Anyone out here have attended the Structural Seminar by Boeing Co.Mainly dealing with Structures of the B737NGs & Composite repairs on the B777 & B787.
From a video demo.A composite repair takes a long time.Is there any defined Man hrs for say a Dent in the MLG inner door of a B777.Would 8 man-hrs be a realistic number.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
SFOMB67
Posts: 371
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:20 pm

RE: Structural Seminar - Boeing

Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:28 pm

Most composite repairs I've seen done, on-wing, run 1-2 shifts. Again it depends what kind of repair, size, and what you run into during the process.
Not as easy as originally perceived
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 29978
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: Structural Seminar - Boeing

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:06 am

Quoting Sfomb67 (Reply 1):

Considering the Repair time Involved.I wonder if All Composite Aircraft has any advantages.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
BlatantEcho
Posts: 1828
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2000 10:11 am

RE: Structural Seminar - Boeing

Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:08 am

aside from being 40% lighter than alum, and (if built in a simialar fashion) much stronger?

yeah, can't see any benefits there.

also, composite repair is rather easy once you get the hang of it. Carbon repairs on a woven tube will be harder, but jeez, isn't fixing aluminum harder than fixing wood? Maybe we should go back to wood planes so they are easier to fix.
They're not handing trophies out today
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 29978
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: Structural Seminar - Boeing

Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:29 am

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 3):
Maybe we should go back to wood planes so they are easier to fix.

Not if Glue Joint Inspections are required  Smile
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
miamiair
Posts: 4249
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:42 pm

RE: Structural Seminar - Boeing

Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:23 am

There are many things to consider when attempting to repair a composite structure.

Quoting Sfomb67 (Reply 1):

Is pretty much on the money. We routinely repair composites on the line for 767 pax & cargo acft. The key is having the repair materials available. Is the repair 250F or 350F cure? Can we do an interim repair? Is the damage allowed in the SRM? Is there contamination inside the core?

Lots of variables, and a lot of time I think that conventional aluminum structure would be faster to repair.
Molon Labe - Proud member of SMASH
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Topic Author
Posts: 29978
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: Structural Seminar - Boeing

Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:52 pm

Quoting Miamiair (Reply 5):
Lots of variables, and a lot of time I think that conventional aluminum structure would be faster to repair

A Small damage to a composite involves a lengthy procedure is what Im reffering to.Unlike an Al alloy damage.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 1 guest

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos