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Virgin Atlantic Chooses the HE787 Boeing Dreamliner Tool Kit

Virgin Atlantic Chooses the HE787 Boeing Dreamliner Tool Kit

Virgin Atlantic has chosen the HE787 Boeing Dreamliner Tool Kit from Heamar to service and repair their fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Virgin Atlantic launched it’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners in October 2014 flying from London Heathrow to New York, Newark, Los Angeles, Delhi, Shanghai, Boston and now Hong Kong offering the ultimate in passenger comfort. By the end of 2015, there will be nine in the fleet.

The Problem

Boeing only provided one 787 tool kit for the entire fleet. This is standard practice, however it was not sustainable to run the expanding fleet with only one tool kit, especially since tools can be lost or need replacing. Virgin Atlantic approached Heamar as their primary avionics tooling supplier for a solution.

The Solution

Heamar provided a complete Boeing 787 kit with all the specialist MIL-Spec tools to cut, strip, terminate and test as specified by Boeing in their maintenance and repair manual.

The Heamar HE787 kit contains a range of Astro crimp tools, IDEAL Custom StripmastersTE Connectivity and Band-It tools. It also includes turrets, positioners, insertion and removal tools together with full instructions for using the tools.

Provided in a single portable case, the kit features colour coded tool control foam inserts making it easy for Virgin Atlantic’s avionics engineers to see if a tool is missing or needs replacing.

HE787 Kit Features

  • Licensed and authorised by Boeing for the 787.
  • Single large portable case designed for on-site field maintenance.
  • Environmentally sealed to protect against moisture intrusion.
  • Interior foam inserts are cut to the shape of each tool to ensure safe travel and easy storage.
  • Captive Restraint mechanism and heavy duty hardware to secure tools within their individual cavities.
  • Wire range covered by this kit #26 through #10 AWG.

Conclusion

With the HE787 tool kit Virgin Atlantic now have everything they need to maintain and repair their fleet of 787 Dreamliners, improving efficiency and reducing the time these aircraft are grounded.

“Heamar always go a step further to find a solution for us and introduce us to new products that can improve our processes,” said Shaun Judson, Virgin Atlantic. “As our fleet expands we will continue to work with Heamar for all our specialist tooling.”

For more information about the HE787 kit please contact sales@heamar.co.uk or call us on 01270 501060.

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