Wed, Jun 30, 2004
Despite current trends for aircraft manufacturers to establish
assembly factories overseas, Murphy Aircraft Manufacturing has
proceeded with establishing its own assembly operation not just
within North America, but inside their own factory!
This shift in business philosophy was prompted by an
unprecedented demand for the Fast Built Moose Kit and the ever
increasing cost of doing business overseas due to political
instability. A further benefit from this move is the reduction in
kit build times for the average builder.
Advancing the level of manufacturing for numerous parts included
in the Moose kit helps in minimizing building times. With the Fast
Build assembly staff located along side the manufacturing staff,
ideas for improved manufacturing are easily and quickly acted on.
As a result, more that 70 parts have been enhanced to date, making
the Moose kit easier and faster to build.
"We realized that we could reduce the assembly times by
200-300 hours for both the Fast built and standard kit.
This really helps us and is sure to please the customer that wishes
to assemble their kit at home" said Darryl Murphy.
Murphy Aircraft currently offers the Fast Built option on two of
their popular kits: The Moose and Renegade biplane. In development,
is a strategy for the production of turn key airplanes. They will
be destined for the Sport Pilot category and are based VII the
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