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Case study: Skin removal

Replacement of a damaged 220 inch x 100 inch piece of skin of a Boeing 767-300

Estimated Time:
Five days with three shifts

Step by step:

  • Building of two wooden cradles according to specs of manufacturer manual
  • Removal of more than 6.000 rivets
  • Strip off A/C equipment, cargo handling system, wires aircraft system inside the plane
  • Drilling of more than 6.000 holes
  • Installation of more than 1.000 clamps
  • Affixing more than 6.000 rivets
  • Scuffing of the new skin to prepare for painting
  • Painting
  • 670 man hours

Hand over to client one day earlier than estimated