Sheet Metal Assembly : Triumph Aerospace Systems - Wichita
With over 50,000sf of assembly floor space we assemble small bench top assemblies (such as wire bracket assemblies) up to large assemblies (such as pressurized fuselage assemblies). The details for these assemblies are put together using bench type tools like Assembly Jigs (AJ) up to Floor mounted Assembly Jigs (FAJ). Assembly techniques include installation of solid rivets, pull fasteners, hand drilled holes, tool drilled holes, coordinated pilot holes (ATA), close tolerance hi-lok holes, wet installed fasteners, and an automated riveter.
Our highly trained assembly work force is quality and schedule driven. We are qualified to assemble structural “wet” wing assemblies that have to be sealed to comply with fuel tank requirements. We also seal pressurized fuselage sections that have to pass aircraft pressure test with no leaks.
Assembly manufacturing plans are controlled by our Manufacturing Engineering Department and are driven down to the detail part level through a pilot hole plan that supports no hand layout of holes or hand location of detail parts. Every part is jig located or uses coordinated pilot holes to locate the detail part. Every hole is drilled via a drill jig or back drilled from an existing pilot hole.
Quality inspection of assemblies employs a progressive buy off technique. Sub-assemblies are bought off before they are fed into larger assembly tools. Detail parts are bought off to Manufacturing drawings describing the pilot hole manufacturing plan.
Current programs include:
- Wing Leading Edge Assemblies
- Wing Spar Assemblies
- Pressurized Fuselage Assemblies including AFT pressure bulkhead
- Aft Tail Cone Assemblies including engine attach and vertical fin attach fittings
- Control Wheel Assemblies including wire bundle soldering and final functional testing