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final assembly

The assembly of subassemblies and components to complete an aircraft. These subassemblies are normally crated and taken out for final assembly. Also called erection.
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The wing and vertical and horizontal tailplane for MSN1 are inside the final assembly facility and will be joined to the fuselage this month.
Volvo also said it will invest a further SEK460m in the plants in Ageo and Venissieux, boosting its final assembly capacity for the European market to 30,000 medium-duty base engines a year.
Space vacated by relocation of the truck final assembly line from IMCT Samrong Plant to Gateway Plant, which is now engaged in knockdown export operations, has been utilized to increase the pickup truck production capacity.
For final assembly operations, the mainline slow-speed conveyor of the third section transfers the tractors through a range of work areas.
In 1998, Bombardier Aerospace announced it was moving the final assembly operations of its Canadair 415 program to Ontario to clear the way for the construction and assembly of its new Canadair Regional Jet Series 700 airliner.
Rosyth ( the shipyard in Fife owned by Babcock International ( is currently in line to do the final assembly work.
The final assembly group was experiencing turnover--the attrition rate was significantly higher than other groups despite the fact that Aircast had the lowest turnover amongst peer companies in the area.
The new facility will represent an investment of up to $500 million when fully realized, and align disk drive final assembly with existing Shenzhen-based component manufacturing and an extensive supplier network.
Dyson said today it was proposing to switch final assembly of its washing machines from its site at Malmesbury in Wiltshire.
Yet this year the builder won a contract to supply handling systems to DaimlerChrysler's Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant in the final assembly of the M-Class vehicle.
In 2000, he moved to the position of process engineer on the final assembly line, a position much more focused on engineering than supervising.
Formerly the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant at Calverton, the site was assembled by the US Navy in the 195Os and leased to the Grumman Corporation for final assembly and testing of military aircraft.