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Global Aeronautica 787 Circumferential Drilling Machine

Charleston, SC

The AIT circumferential drilling machine was manufactured for Global Aeronautica to drill the upper fuselage of the 787 sections.


Project Features

  • Tooling designed to drill around the airplane circumference
  • Simultaneous drilling within 4 quadrants
  • Drilling and countersinking CFRP for Ø1/4” & Ø5/16” holes up to 1” stack (approx 3900 holes)
  • Coolant and chip removal using a vacuum system
  • Operator and drilling access to the entire circumference
  • Lifting mechanism for raising the satellite antenna components and tools
2805 E. Plano Pkwy, Suite 300 | Plano, TX 75074  | (972) 423-8354