from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The structure of an aircraft, such as an airplane, helicopter, or rocket, exclusive of its power plant.
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- n. The main body and structure of an aircraft (without the powerplant).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)
Boeing says it purchased 65 percent of the 787 airframe, which is comparable to the 777.
The airframe is the first to be built under an agreement between Sikorsky and Changhe Aircraft.
The A330 airframe is based on the A300 airframe, which is older than when the B767 airframe was initially designed.
The airframe is a "flying - wing" blimp, similar to the w w w. d y n a l i f t e r. c o m cargo blimp, only much much smaller.
It had a different kind of airframe, to absorb energy and make sudden impacts easier to survive — part of a NASA project to see whether the shock of a plane's slamming into a bank of trees or a wall could be directed away from the passengers, as in a modern car.
It was a radical shape; the kind of airframe that almost certainly depended on high-speed computers to maintain stability.
Aimco Precision Inc. Phoenix-based Aimco, which specializes in precision machining of small to midsize aerospace products, such as airframe, systems and engine components, will become the newest member of the
While the airframe makers were grabbing the headlines, engine makers were also rubbing their hands.
If anything, the pace of innovation is even faster in the military than in the civilian world, and as better look-down, shoot-down capabilities have come on line, they have been systematically layered and squeezed into the aging airframe of the F‑15.
The company is trying to settle on an optimal engine while making limited changes to the airframe.