Associated Air Center, StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has developed a full scale airframe mockup center used for creating and testing new designs, fabrications and systems on Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). The re-engineered facility now offers full scale fit capabilities on the BBJ while continuing to support designs on the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ).
The airframe mockup allows AAC to reduce aircraft down time by starting key elements of the completion process before the customer’s aircraft arrives at the AAC facility. The tool supports the 737NG family of aircrafts (BBJ/-700IGW, BBJ-2/-800ER and –BBJ-3/-900ER). There also is a project currently underway now to develop the same capability for the ACJ series of aircrafts (A-318CJ, A-319CJ, A-320CJ and A-321CJ).