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Your airline should have proper holding fixtures, basically a wheeled frame that mounts the surface at key attachment points, for control surfaces, either purchased from the manufacturer or designed in house. The table strapping business is probably because the airline is too cheap to get the proper equipment.


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The 747 began life in the mid 1960s, as an alternative to the Boeing 2707 SST. To hedge their bets, the 747 was designed to be converted to a freighter as well. Hence the bulge at the front and the top mounted cockpit - to facilitate a front opening cargo door. When the 2707 was canceled due to cost overruns and rising fuel prices, Boeing fortunately had the ...


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As stated before, back in the days- the aircraft characteristics and the thrust certification of the engines demanded the aircraft design to include 4 engines in order to conform with the different regulations of ETOPS and various engine loss scenarios that can be encountered during any phase of flight. Looking at the statistics we can see that during the ...


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