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Serienfertigung (von Flugzeugen)

English translation: series production

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German term or phrase:Serienfertigung (von Flugzeugen)
English translation:series production
Entered by: Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
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06:21 Jan 28, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space
German term or phrase: Serienfertigung (von Flugzeugen)
Describing the steps necessary to go from prototype to "mass" production of aircraft.
I don't think you actually "mass" produce any aircraft.
I thought "serial production" would be appropriate.
Any better ideas out there?
Antoinette-M. Sixt Ruth
Local time: 13:23
series production
Explanation:
"series production" or "produced in series" would make the most
sense to me.
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Summary of answers provided
navolume production
Anthony Frey
naserial manufacturing or repetitive manufacturingMegan Squire
naline productionUschi (Ursula) Walke
naseries productiongva
nahigh volume production, large volume productiongwolf
naseries production
Mats Wiman
naserial production
Elisa Capelão
nalarge-scale production
Tom Funke
navolume productionBeth Kantus


  

Answers


13 mins
volume production


Explanation:
a company I work for uses "volume production" for "Serienfertigung." But I like your serial production also.
HTH!

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 14:23
Native speaker of: English
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28 mins
series production


Explanation:
I agree with the objection against 'mass production'. I think 'volume production' when talking about aircraft production. 'Volume' is used for products made in thousands or thens or hundreds of thousands in less than a year.
'Serial production' is not correct as it is used for other contexts like serial interface, serial transmission, serial numbers, serial mounting etc. connoting a sequence in opposition to 'parallell' and others.

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 20:23
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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31 mins
serial production


Explanation:
I agree with serial production.
I worked for different airlines for 13 years and that's how we refered to it.
However..it usually means mass production .
But just like you I find this term an
"exageration" when we are talking of aircraft production.



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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 19:23
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
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1 hr
large-scale production


Explanation:
"large-scale prouction" works well in subjects from software to Porsches to 747s. It's an imprecise term that, unlike mass production, doesn't offend logic in the case of a few dozen or hundred poroducts instead of thousands.

AltaVista (English) [large-scale production] 9400 pages found
word count: large scale production: about 30000;

[+"large-scale production" +aircraft] 609 pages found
[+"large-scale production" +boeing] 165 pages found
[+"large-scale production" +airbus] 33 pages found



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Tom Funke
Local time: 14:23
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Native speaker of: English
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2 hrs
high volume production, large volume production


Explanation:

In a google search I had 1,290,000 hits on volume production in different variations. This seems to be the most commonly used term.

See link:

http://www.google.com/search?q=volume production

Hope it helps.


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gwolf
Local time: 14:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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8 hrs
series production


Explanation:
"series production" or "produced in series" would make the most
sense to me.


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gva
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12 hrs
volume production


Explanation:
Just to confirm Beth's and gwolf's suggestions. The two most common variations are high and low volume production!

Good luck!

Anthony Frey
United States
Local time: 14:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 day 21 hrs
serial manufacturing or repetitive manufacturing


Explanation:
I have had "Serienfertigung" as a term in a variety of tech. translations. One large airplane-manfacturing company requested "serial manufacturing" for their plane and plane parts. I have also been requested to use "repetitive manufacturing" in a tech. context. Good luck!

Megan Squire
Local time: 20:23
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3 days 9 hrs
line production


Explanation:
In my opinion Serie means the type of aircraft, not the volume of production.


    Langenscheidt and 20 years Airline Industry
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 05:23
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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Dec 10, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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