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NASA-ACEE/Boeing 737 graphite-epoxy horizontal stabilizer serviceThe 737 graphite-epoxy horizontal stabilizer was developed by Boeing as part of the NASA-ACEE (Aircraft Energy Efficiency) Advanced Composite Structures Program. NASA-ACEE programs challenged large-transport manufacturers to use graphite material in redesigning existing aircraft components. The goal of the program was to develop the necessary data and technology to achieve production commitments to advanced composites. Boeing designed, fabricated, and certified five shipsets of horizontal stabilizers for the 737-200 airframe. The program was initiated in July 1977 and certification was achieved in August 1982. Schedule highlights are shown. The work performed on this program is reported in NASA technical summaries and final reports. Boeing introduced the stabilizer into commercial operation in 1984, and has maintained surveillance for seven years of in-service evaluation. Outstanding performance was demonstrated with no service incidents attributed to the graphite-epoxy structure. Boeing will continue to monitor and support these aircraft, adding to the database of commercial composite experience.
Document ID
19950022068
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Quinlivan, J. T. (Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Kent, J. A. (Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Wilson, D. R. (Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: FAA, Ninth DOD(NASA)FAA Conference on Fibrous Composites in Structural Design, Volume 2
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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