A documentary (PBS/BBC) showed many details of the development and building of the Boeing 777.
21st Century Jet: Making the Boeing 777.
Design developed on computers, then subcontracted to many vendors including
small independent metalworking shops.
New fabrication techniques which hadn't been used previously were applied to
the construction of miscellaneous parts and airframe components.
I've seen the series more than once and would watch it again, it's that
interesting, to me at least.
- posted 9 years ago