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Definition of the noun airframe
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noun - plural: airframes
- the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)
"Airframe" is a novel by American writer Michael Crichton, first published in hardcover in 1996 by Knopf and as a paperback in 1997 by Ballantine Books. The plot follows Casey Singleton, a quality assurance vice-president at the fictional aerospace manufacturer Norton Aircraft, as she investigates an in-flight accident aboard a Norton-manufactured airliner that leaves three passengers dead and fifty-six injured.
- also known as Airframe Header Exp
- language: English Language
- genre: Science Fiction
- subject: Aviation accident or incident
- released in (20 years ago)
The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure. It is typically considered to include fuselage, wings and undercarriage and exclude the propulsion system. Airframe design is a field of aerospace engineering that combines aerodynamics, materials technology and manufacturing methods to achieve balances of performance, reliability and cost.
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From Rock Piles to Pyramids (2012)
An Aircraft Builder Story by George E Orndorff III
The airframe is the tail section, wings, and fuselage. The cowling is the cover for the engine. The canopy (on the RVs) is a big Plexiglas bubble that gives you great visibility while flying after you survive installing it. For a while you have been ...
The New Airline Code (2005)
by Matt Andersson
The futuristic airframe is a unique merger of efficient high-lift wings and a wide airfoil-shaped body, causing the entire aircraft to generate lift and minimize drag, thereby increasing fuel economy. Passenger and cargo areas are located within ...
by Federal Aviation Administration
The airframe is the basic structure of an aircraft and is designed to withstand all aerodynamic forces, as well as the stresses imposed by the weight of the fuel, crew, and payload. The primary function of an aircraft electrical system is to ...
Eye of the Viper (2005)
The Making of an F-16 Pilot by Peter Aleshire
The airframe is a miracle of design: lightweight and composed mostly of conventional materials, but able to withstand sustained 9-g maneuvering. Such g -forces would cause most pilots to black out, so the designers hit on the brilliant ...
by Phil Croucher
AIRFRAME The airframe is the complete structure of an aircraft, without engines and instruments. It will be as light and as strong as possible, because many forces are encountered in ...
by Joseph Angelo
airframe The assembled structural andaerodynamic components ofan ...
by Joseph A. Angelo
airframe The assembled structural and aerodynamic components of an aircraft or ROCKET vehicle that support the different systems ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
The major parts are the airframe, the power system, and the flight controls and instruments. Airframe The airframe includes the fuselage, wings, tail, and landing gear. The fuselage is the body of the aircraft. It consists ofa rigid frame and a ...
by Jeanne Mager Stellman
Facilities and manufacturing processes Airframe manufacturing typically is done in large, integrated plants. Newer plants often have high-volume exhaust ventilation systems with controlled make-up air. Local exhaust systems may be added ...
by A. Kelly
Airframe Structures The helicopter airframe structure comprises a forward lower fuselage and cockpit canopy, a center structure/ main cabin, a rear fuselage and tailboom, tail pylon and tailplane. There are a myriad of design issues that ...
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Video shows what airframe means. The main body and structure of an aircraft (without the powerplant).. Airframe Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
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The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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