Departure was terminated for inspection and damage was found on the tail assembly
The investigation has also revealed that all major components associated with the crashed aircraft's tail assembly
had either been on the aircraft since its manufacture or had been from the original equipment manufacturers.
General Dynamics will manufacture the midfuselage section, tail assembly
, landing gear, flight controls, and stores management system.
Last December, Alcoa announced it was supplying Xian Aircraft of China with extrusions for the vertical tail assembly
of the 737 from 2005 to 2007.
The design of the stamp shows the distinctive tail assembly
with its integral engine.
Following the accident the US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of the tail assembly
for all A300-600 and A310 aircraft.
The Oriole rocket system includes a propulsion system, tail assembly, vehicle service module, and booster interstage structure.
The rocket includes a propulsion system, tail assembly, vehicle service module, and booster interstage structure.
Without the two-part tail assembly
, the jetliner would have suffered a loss of stability and turning control.
The empennage, or tail assembly
, is manufactured by Fokker in The Netherlands.
MHI is intending to use its Oye and Tobishima plants for fuselage and wing assembly, and its Matsusaka Plant for tail assembly