A380 Stage 1 Jig Fixtures
In addition to the A380 Stage 0 machines, Electroimpact is supplying four wing major tools (Stage 1), each of which holds both a port and a starboard wing. Wing majors accept the wing panels from Stage 0 as well as the spars and ribs. Five levels of staging provide worker access to the wing panel surface. An innovation is the use of automatic drilling machines for skin to spar and skin to rib foot drilling as well as for drilling off the splices. The completed wings are removed via the overhead crane.