airframe : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)

  • First conceived during the Cold War as an airframe to vie with Soviet aircraft that was never built, the F-22 is touted by manufacturer Lockheed Martin as the best overall combat .
  • The airframe makers have discovered that a relatively small reduction in airframe weight produces a disproportionately larger increase in payload; a 1% reduction, for example .
  • A computer initiates vibrations through special absorbers to counter those from the propellers, reducing the resonance of the airframe and hushing the cabin about 4 db quieter than .
News & Articles

  • Lam Aileron Demonstrates Improvements in Aircraft Performance; Aviation Breakthrough to Be Showcased at EAA AirVenture ...
    Lam Aviation, Inc., today announced that it has successfully flown a Lancair Columbia airframe retrofitted with a new wing equipped with a simple version of the Lam Aileron™. Flight test and evaluation ...
    June 25, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance
  • NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Alpha Trainer Accident In Texas
    Few Details In The Prelim, Accident Resulted In One Fatal Injury The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred in Pampa, TX, that resulted in the fatal injury of one pilot, with a second requiring hospitalization. The prelim indicates the airplane was dragged for nearly two miles by its deployed airframe parachute before it became entangled in a barbed wire fence.
    June 22, 2013 - The Aero-News Network
  • QET Tech Aerospace Launches Aircraft Recycling Service and Joins Mexico’s IMMEX Program
    QET Tech Aerospace compliments its airframe Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) service with aircraft end-of-life service (recycling) which includes parting out the reusable parts, disposing of the chemicals and non usable material in an environmentally safe way and recuperating the raw materials. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 21, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Louis Gallois in Reuters
    On the A350, our plan is to outsource 50 percent of the airframe production, which would allow us to hand over (part of the project) to partners participating in the development,Airbus President and CEO Louis Gallois told Reuters.
  • John Leahy in Cincinnati Enquirer
    But during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, John Leahy, Airbus' top salesman, said: "The problem we have with GE is they go to (Boeing in) Seattle and say, 'What kind of engine should we design for your airframe?' Then they come to (Airbus...
  • Jim McNerney in Financial Times (subscription)
    I think the introduction of composites has raised the ability of the airframe to make a difference . . . and really puts it on a par with the engine development,said Jim McNerney, chairman and chief executive of Boeing.

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