Airbus Opens Automated Assembly Line

Airbus Hamburg A321LR automated assembly

Airbus inaugurated an automated fuselage-structure assembly line for A320 series narrow-body aircraft in Hamburg, Germany, including a new development for Airbus’ industrial production system. A320 aircraft are twin-engine aircraft for short- to medium-range routes. The Hamburg plant is responsible for joining single fuselage shells into sections, and for final assembly of individual sections into aircraft fuselages. For the initial section assembly in the new line,  Airbus is using a modular, lightweight automated system called “Flextrack”, with eight robots drilling and counter-sinking 1,100 to 2,400 holes per longitudinal joint.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham