Mansfield, December 21, 2013 – The stringer checker is the longest component of the wing and reaches from the belly of aircraft to the tip of the wing tip, at its longest. Its length ranges from 18m (at the tip) to 40cm (near the fuselage) and forms a cage on which the skin of the aircraft is laid.
Jaivel was commissioned to support new production introduction and design and build of the inspection process of the stringer checker of Embraer’s KC-390, a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft able to perform aerial refuelling and to transport cargo and troops. It is the heaviest aircraft that the company has made to date, and will be able to transport up to 21 tonnes of cargo.
We were presented with a big problem. The original specification required a tool which cost £1.9m to produce and we were tasked to reduce this, while delivering the same capability. Jaivel’s engineers came up with a modular design of tooling that brought down the cost to £290k. Because of this success, Jaivel was awarded a contract for an inspection fixture for the next Embraer aircraft E2, a new narrow-body medium-range twin-engine jet airliner.
The client director commented: “A great example of out of the box thinking. Jaivel engineers’ smart thinking, backed by efficient execution, has achieved an unparalleled economic value for us.”
About Jaivel Aerospace:
For Jaivel Aerospace, “Out of The Box Thinking” is more than a cliché – It reflects our passion to push the boundaries of possible.
Jaivel Aerospace is an aerospace manufacturing firm that develops manufacturing technologies for structures, engines, actuation systems, landing gears as well as satellites. With its deep industry insight, Jaivel creates the best cost manufacturing solutions enabling clients to be Globally Competitive across aerospace manufacturing value streams. Jaivel’s Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering & Smart Tooling solutions leverages fresh design thinking and innovation to create an enriched User Experience and enhanced client’s profitability.
Jaivel Aerospace team’s relentless pursuit to simplify – cut through complexity to offer a solution everyone understands, has inspired the trust of Global 100 aerospace clients.
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