C-17 TAIL CONE STORY

 

 

       HITCO Demonstrated...
            • Reduction in Cost- 54%
            • Reduction in Weight- 24%
 

• Tail Cone
• Rudder Tip & Fairing
• Vapor Barrier
• Stuffing the Tail Cone

   
 

Working with Boeing HITCO demonstrated:

 
  • Initial design developed with Boeing IPT
      - Cost reduction to Boeing- 54%
      - Weight Savings to Boeing- 24%
• Significant parts count reduction concept
• 8’ x 11’ x 12’ one piece structure
• Contract awarded to HITCO in 1995
• Demonstrates Value Stream Analysis (VSA)
• HITCO granted MRB authority, part shipped directly to line
• One Tail Cone is shipped every three weeks
• 150 each Tail Cones delivered to Boeing since contract award
• 1997 received BOEING Silver Eagle Award- FirstTime Quality
• 2006 received BOEING Silver Eagle Award- Supply Chain Mgmt
     
 


• Design
• Fabricate
• Reduce Supply Chain Mgmt.
      - Install Electrical Wiring Package
  HITCO CONTINUED WORKING WITH ITS CUSTOMER PRODUCING ADDITIONAL SAVINGS PLUS INCREASES BACK LOG – SAVINGS TO ITS CUSTOMER – AND ANOTHER SILVER EAGLE AWARD.