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Removing the vertical stabilizer was a hold-your-breath task. (Rick Turnbaugh/Boeing Creative Services)

VIDEO: Put Together Quickly (OLD)

Watch Boeing technicians repair an airliner—in two minutes.

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This time-lapse video shows Boeing's "Aircraft On Ground" team repairing damage to a 767 that was inadvertently shoved into a blast fence by a tow tractor. A stanchion punctured the rear pressure bulkhead, a crucial component that seals in cabin pressure. In a nutshell, the AOG team had to pull the airliner in two, insert a new bulkhead, and put it all back together again—in three weeks.

Boeing produced the video and provided the lyrics, below.

Well we're toolin' and a spoolin'
And a riggin and a jiggiin'
And a buckin' and a chuckin'
And a scraping and a reamin'
When the fix looks bad
Help can be had
We'll come runnin' with our tools in our hands
We know you're on the ground
with trouble to be found
But we're gonna fix it – a code that we are bound
Gotta beat feet
Just give me
A good crane and safety helmet

We'll come and fix any airplane
where it happens to be
We'll get it in the air flying
Where a plane ought to be

Well you're fixin' and a grinnin'
You're an AOG man
Well you fixin' and a grinnin'

GO GO GO GO

We'll we're a markin' and a peelin'
And a drillin' with a feeling
And a bending and a blending
And a torquin' and singin'
And if that ain't enough
We strut our stuff
Cause we know what to do when things get rough
We fix it from the top
And we fix it from below
We get it done fast and put you on the go
Gotta beat feet
Just give me
A good crane and safety helmet

We'll come and fix any airplane
Where it happens to be.
We'll get it in the air flying
Where a plane ought to be

We'll we're toolin' and a spoolin'
And a rigging and a jiggiin'
And a buckin' and a chuckin'
And a scrapin' and a reamin'
The plane's gonna wind up
Sealed-up and a primed-up
Attachin' in the belly space
Hookin' up the galley place
Testin' out the flight deck
We correct and we inspect
We always say we can
On time and right to plan
With a good crane and safety helmet

GO GO GO GO

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