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fixed-wing aircraft

An airplane or glider whose wing is rigidly attached to the structure, or is other-wise adjustable. The term is used to refer to monoplanes, biplanes, triplanes, and, in fact, all conventional aircraft that are neither balloons, airships, autogyros, helicopters or tilt-rotors. The term embraces a minority of aircraft that have folding wings, which are intended to fold when on the ground, such as those used in aircraft carriers. It also includes aircraft with variable geometry wings (i.e., those that can be swept back to varying degrees in flight). The term usually differentiates rotary-wing aircraft (helicopters and autogyros) from normal aircraft. It should not be confused with the hard wings used in air-refueling aircraft.
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The other fixed wing aircraft operated by the MAG is the KC-130 Hercules workhorse.
Air Ambulance Specialists manages domestic and international air ambulance transportation utilizing private, medically equipped, fixed wing aircraft.
The Coast Guard is continuing its search and rescue efforts for the missing seaman with one fixed wing aircraft and two helicopters.
The FCA program is a key component in the Army's transformation of its fixed wing fleet, which calls for the procurement of a new fleet of cargo fixed wing aircraft.
Contract notice: Acquisition of Fixed Wing Aircraft and Police Role Equipment.
Among the millions of dollars in assets are fixed wing aircraft (including Lockheed C130As, Boeing KC-97s, Consolidated PB-4Ys, Fairchild C119s, a Fairchild C82 and a Fairchild F27, one Lockheed L-18, one Douglas A-26, and a Cessna T210, a Cessna 310 and a Cessna 340A), rotor-wing aircraft (including Bell Helicopter models 206 and UH-1B, a Kaman M43 and a Lama SA315B), and assorted aerial firefighting and ground support equipment such as fuel trucks, maintenance equipment and retardant tanks.
The FCA program is a key component of the Army's transformation of its fixed wing fleet which calls for the procurement of a new fleet of transport, fixed wing aircraft.
56 million for two large fixed wing airtankers to be based at Avalon airport, with a carrying capacity of approximately 12,000 and 17,000 litres of foam or retardant; A fixed wing aircraft with an on-board air attack supervisor to support the large air tankers; and $588,000 for a firebombing helicopter which can carry approximately 1,600 litres of water, to be based in the Latrobe Valley.
About voice and data recorders: Smiths' VADR(R) is the world's most compact, lightweight, high performance crash survivable recorder with applications on multiple types of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.
Contract Awarded for military fixed wing aircraft fume testing
Flying helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, Summit during last year had set up a base at the Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace in a move to address the growing demand for air services tied to work being carried out on potential natural gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas plants as well as other projects.
Contract awarded to provide dedicated fixed wing aircraft transport services in the Central Africa Region including Uganda, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan