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43.9 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.3 x 11.4 in (300dpi)
PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Passenger aircraft construction. Here the lateral frames (which are riveted to the inside of the fuselage) of an Airbus passenger plane are undergoing heat stiffening to facilitate second pass stretching. This allows the technicians to adjust the frames to fit the final shape of the fuselage. Photographed at EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), Saint-Nazaire, France.
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