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wing structure

[′wiŋ ‚strək·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
In an aircraft, the combination of outside fairing panels that provide the aerodynamic lifting surfaces and the inside supporting members that transmit the lifting force to the fuselage; the primary load-carrying portion of a wing is a box beam (the prime box) made up usually of two or more vertical webs, plus a major portion of the upper and lower skins of the wing, which serve as chords of the beam.
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Like his mentor, General Jumper felt the complexity of operational requirements and the challenges of effectively managing a fleet of aircraft in the wing structure were best accomplished by a career maintenance 0-6.
Spirit also said it had reached an agreement worth pounds 875 million with Airbus to extend its existing contract to supply leading and trailing edges and other wing structures for the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft, which are to be assembled in the UK from 2011 to 2015.
Our new wing structure will ultimately save money by eliminating duplicate efforts, provide our people a productive environment, and make us more identifiable to the rest of the Air Force.
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This characteristic, as well as others related to the creature's wing structure, suggests that the birds hovered and drank nectar just as their latter-day relatives do.
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But I needed to see the wing structure to rule out the similar icterine warbler.