At AIM Engineering we’re proud to have designed and developed a new generation wing assembly jig for NEO converted aircraft. The jig, which can be used in a simple standard assembly jig or a fully robotic solution, meets the new rate increase for NEO converted aircraft and comes with a host of benefits. The jig structures have been designed to take all the robotic drilling and fastening loads, the staging element of the jig is a fully automated / interlocked system with a high level of safety interfaces/equipment applied. They also ensure that expansion and contraction compared to the component is no longer an issue, and come with an inbuilt jig crane to remove the constant need for overhead systems. Plus, the robot is independent to the jig structure and manipulated on a simple trolley, guided via cam rollers which run around on a track. It all adds up to a project we’re delighted to complete. From civils works and electrical/PLC systems installation to full manufacture including welding, turning and milling assembly, with this jig our AIM team has once again shown its full capability, and we look forward to serving the industry with further innovative products soon.