D-J Engineering, Inc.

B-52 Outboard Strut

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Customer: Boeing
Division: USA
Project Category: Assemblies

In the 1960’s Boeing contracted with Rohr to build the production struts. These struts are still in service today. Extra struts were built and stored as spares, but new ones will be needed soon. This project validated the feasibility of
producing spare struts “from scratch”.

Assembly supervisors and assemblers are certified in: Fastener Identification, Cold working of Holes, Sealing of Aircraft Structures-commercial & military, Electrical Bond and Ground - Biddle/BCD, Stud Installation, Terminal Installation, Fay Surface and Final Inspection.

D-J Engineering was responsible for all tool development, detail part manufacture, contour lofting, sub assembly, final assembly, system installation, testing and final processing of the B52-H LH Outboard strut (also knows as the #1 strut).

The project involved nearly all of D-J Engineering’s disciplines, and also laid the ground work for newly added capabilities.