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Bombardier Learjet Challenger 300 Final Assembly

Wichita, KS 

As prime contractor/integrator to Bombardier Aerospace, AIT provided turnkey final assembly tooling for the Challenger 300 Continental Business Jet.  The tooling consists of an automated fuselage join tool that utilizes a laser tracker to measure subassemblies in process and an automated wing join feature that automates the mating of the wing assembly to the fuselage.

AIT also delivered mechanized man-lifts for access to the fuselage circumference splice, various transport dollies, and other auxiliary final assembly tools. The system’s high repeatability allows for drilling of full-sized holes before separation for debur and seal operations and then automatically re-aligns the hole for fastener insertion, saving valuable assembly flow time and labor.

Project Features

  • AIT prime contractor/integrator - sole supplier to Learjet/Bombardier
  • Automated positioning of fuselage section for join
  • Precision positioning of wing assembly to fuselage
  • Powered man-lifts, transportation dollies, and other auxiliary assembly tooling
  • Use of automatic in-process laser
  • Measurement to ensure geometric integrity of the fuselage
  • Rapid alignment of wing lugs
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