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Air NZ sets 3D printing precedent for aircraft maintenance

Air NZ sets 3D printing precedent for aircraft maintenance

Written by David

May 6, 2019

Air New Zealand is just one local company that understands 3D printing is the way of the future for airlines and aircraft maintenance. Last month Air New Zealand, in partnership with Singapore-based ST Engineering and components provider Moog, successfully completed a world-first experiment that proves supply chains can go digital. Together, the three companies created a proof-of-concept 3D-printed bumper part, which sits behind the airline’s Business Premier monitors and prevents the screen from damaging the seat when it’s pushed in. To create the part, Air New Zealand first ordered a digital aircraft part file from Singapore-based ST Engineering. The digital file was sent to an approved printer, operated by Moog in Los Angeles, downloaded and 3D printed before being installed within hours on an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 aircraft ahead of its scheduled departure. According to […]


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