Airframe

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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Basler BT-67
... It is built on a retrofitted Douglas DC-3 airframe, with modifications designed to improve the DC-3's serviceable lifetime ... The conversion includes fitting the airframe with Pratt Whitney Canada PT6A-67R turboprop engines, lengthening the fuselage, strengthening the airframe ...
Multirole Combat Aircraft - Multirole
... aircraft designed with the aim of using a common airframe for multiple tasks where the same basic airframe is adapted to a number of differing roles ... Originally the term was used for a common airframe built in a number of different variants for different roles ... The main motivation for developing multirole aircraft is cost reduction in using a common airframe ...
Lynx (spacecraft) - Description - Airframe
... It was reported in 2010 that the Mark I airframe could use a carbon/epoxy ester composite, and the Mark II a carbon/cyanate with a nickel alloy for the nose and leading-edge thermal protection ...
Comp Air 4
... Builders are able to choose between an airframe designed for engines in the 140-180 hp (104-134 kW) range, and a heavier one for 250 hp (187 kW) units ... The latter airframe can be fitted with up to six seats, while the standard airframe seats four ...
Airframe - Present and Future
... Four major eras in commercial airframe production stand out all-aluminum structures beginning in the 1920s and directly inspired by Hugo Junkers all-metal ... claimed a lead, designing its new 787 series flagship airframes (currently scheduled for entry into service in the third quarter of 2011) with a one-pi ... Airframe production has become an exacting process ...