Fuselage Panels : Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division
Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division is a major producer of fuselage panels. We have a complete suite of manufacturing capabilities, leveraging the latest technologies in our production areas, including multi-axis core milling and trim machines, laser ply projection, CMM inspection and a host of others to create fuselage panels.
The company has produced Boeing 747 fuselage panels since the aircraft program began in 1966. Since that time, we have delivered more than 1,400 fuselage ship sets, including those for Air Force One. This fuselage section is 172 feet long. Each shipset has 21 major side and door panels delivered to Boeing in six custom, oversized railcars. In addition to this statement of work, Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division builds five upper and three lower “bonnet” panels for each 747 fuselage, along with 90 to 130 floor beams per ship set.
Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division also produces fuselage structures for helicopters. In 2005 the company entered into its first contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to manufacture cabin structures for variants of BLACK HAWK helicopters, including the UH-60L, M and MH-60S models. In 2012 the company was selected to build components for the forward and aft fuselage sections of the new super medium Bell B525R “Relentless” helicopter.