wing rib

wing rib

[′wiŋ ‚rib]
(aerospace engineering)
A chordwise member of the wing structure of an airplane, used to give the wing section its form and to transmit the load from the fabric to the spars.
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The Tesco Finest Beef Sirloin Wing Rib with Sea Salt & Mixed Peppercorns and Hilton Meats was judged to be the very best.
He said, "This new package, together with Magellan's existing wing rib packages, secures our position as a major supplier on the A320 programme.
The problem occurred on the aircraft's "wing rib feet" - metal brackets that connect wing ribs to their skin.
Cracks were found on a small number of wing rib feet on an Airbus A380 during inspections in the second half of last year.
An Altair-optimised wing rib in production (top) plus a diagram of the leading edge of wing virtually engineered by Altair (left) and (below) how the finished A380 superjumbo will look when it is flying
And these are large parts--a small wing rib could be 2" x 10" x 55" in dimension, while floor spars can be up to 3' wide and more than 20' in length.
And these are large parts -- a small wing rib could he 2- x 10- x 55-in, in dimension, while floor spars can be up to 3 ft.
And these are large parts -- a small wing rib could be 2- x 10- x 55-in, in dimension, while floor spars can be up to 3 ft.
President and CEO Jim Butyniec stated: This new package, together with Magellan s existing wing rib packages, secures our position as a major supplier on the A320 program.
Modifications to repair wing rib cracks on in-service Airbus A380s will begin in the first quarter of 2013 and the composite material at the root of the problem will no longer be used on new-production aircraft delivered from 2014.
A spokesman told the Daily Post: "Further to findings of cracks on non-critical brackets (known as rib-skin attachments or wing rib feet) inside the wings of some A380s, Airbus confirms the inspection and repair process is well underway.