Re: A/C Body Station Designations

Date:         03 Nov 97 02:18:52 
From:         thyuen@poboxes.com (Tommy H YUEN)
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On 16 Oct 97 00:44:13 , jak1959@aol.com (JAK1959) wrote:

>Could someone please inform me as to where the reference point
>is that body stations are measured from on commercial aircraft?
>Is it the forward pressure bulkhead?  Is it the mounting
>structure for the weather radar?  Please let me know.
>
>Also, are there any publications that have aircraft diagrams
>that would include both body stations and stringers?
>
>And a final question.  How does Airbus designate the body
>stations?  Please let me know.

The reference point or datum varies between aircraft types.  The Fwd
B/H is normally BS4XX, not 0.

The maintenance manual or structure repar manual would normally have
the BS and Str details.

Unlike Boeing, Airbus uses Frame Station instead.

BR
Tommy

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