Bombardier begins installing semi-automated jigs for CSeries aircraft
Published: May 20, 2011
Bombardier said it has begun installing semi-automated jigs at its new wing facility in Belfast to support assembly of the advanced composite wings for the CSeries. The jigs are being installed in the second phase of a new 600,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and assembly facility. The first phase, which will accommodate the fabrication of the composite components, was completed at the end of 2010.
“The installation of the wing assembly jigs is another milestone that brings us a step closer to producing wings for the CSeries aircraft program,” said Bombardier VP, President and GM Michael Ryan, who pointed out that jigs are “highly automated and will allow us to control the assembly of the wings with a high degree of precision.”