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February 18, 2020

The aviation industry has reached a point where air travellers now have options to choose from various different airlines based on their comfort, travel time, and pricing. This shows how competitive air travel has become. In order to gain a competitive edge, airline services have to focus on one thing, that is building efficient, reliable, and high utility based aircraft. There are numerous aspects that must be considered while building an airplane based on its usage and purpose. Acorn welding has significant experience in building aircraft parts, engine mounts, repairs, and even restoration of vintage airplanes making them a specialist of their field.

Some of the important factors that are essential in building aircraft are discussed below, to give you an idea of how much effort has been dedicated to your aircraft.


When a manufacturer decides to start the production of a new aircraft. They normally conceptualize it, based on the opinion of the airlines and their needs. Further, the manufacturer has to consider the evolution of fuel prices, environmental restrictions like noise and other problems associated with our atmosphere. Furthermore, they cannot ignore any improvement that their competition might be working on, striving to build a lasting aircraft. After these considerations, they tend to add on more features as time passes.


After the basic concept is finalized, the designing and making of the blueprints begin. The aircraft is designed and built to be able to get out of intricate situations, both from the point of view of flying maneuvers and while facing adverse weather conditions. Up to a certain end, of course, we cannot ignore the expertise of the pilots as well. The design phase of the aircraft is where the concept is brought to practical execution. This is also the stage where the security and usability of the concept are analyzed and tested by simulations.


As the design phase is in progress another important phase is considered, which is the safety of the aircraft and the security of its passengers. Hence, the commitment is to ensure that the aircraft should have a one in a billion chance of an accident, as the probability of a single failure has catastrophic effects. Thus, it is practically guaranteed that such a situation should not appear in the entire operational life of an aircraft even after decades of use, perhaps even more. The objective of safety is the most crucial in the overall aircraft manufacturing process.

The pillars on which the reliability of an aircraft is based are:

  • The redundancy of critical systems
  • The reliability of operation of the systems
  • The effectiveness of warning systems and anomaly detection
  • The continuous improvement during the years of the manufacture of each aircraft model
  • The robustness of the structure, its resistance to the effects of material fatigue, and tolerance to outer damages
  • The verification of scheduled maintenance periods, which guarantees the timely detection of any problem

The above-mentioned practices make sure that you have a reliable aircraft to travel. Even though these practices are not fixed and different airliners have their own quality controls and maintenance routines. These practices can allow you to have an aircraft that is fit to fly and take you to all the destinations of the world with minimum risk associated.

Acorn Welding is a renowned aircraft parts manufacturer and offers state of the art vintage airplane restoration services. Visit our website for more information or call now for personalized customer care.