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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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As part of the procurement package, the Government has also purchased a new Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX fixed-wing aircraft to be based in Cairns, for use by the Government to provide search and rescue operations, support disaster relief operations and provide passenger and cargo transportation.
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The exemptions allow Donan to gather data over large areas with its fixed-wing drones or use the multi-rotor drones for single-property investigations where it can capture small details like hail strikes on a structure.
The exemptions will allow Donan to gather data over large areas with its fixed-wing drones or use the multirotor drones for single property investigations where it can capture small details like hail strikes on a structure.
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