fixed-wing aircraft


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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 project team told chief officers at a meeting last month that it was generally accepted that 80% to 90% of police air support tasks could be carried out by fixed-wing aircraft.
Bell Helicopters and Boeing manufactured - the Osprey, is a joint service multi-role combat aircraft which makes use of tilt-rotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.
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The Vector Hawk design is well suited to support a man packable all in one solution that includes: a fixed-wing aircraft for standard and long endurance missions; a collapsible fixed-wing aircraft that can be launched from a tube from land or water; a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft; and a tilt-rotor enabling VTOL with transition to forward flight.
Lockheed Martin engineers are operating on a re-configurable variant of the collapsible wing Vector Hawk, that is configured to bolster a man-packable, all in one solution that includes a collapsible fixed-wing aircraft that can be fired from a tube from land or water; a fixed-wing aircraft for standard and long endurance missions; a tilt-rotor enabling VTOL with transition to forward flight; a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
The Vector Hawk design is well suitable to back up a man packable all in one solution, which comprises of a fixed-wing aircraft for standard and long endurance missions; a collapsible fixed-wing aircraft that can be launched from a tube from land or water; a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft; and a tilt-rotor enabling VTOL with transition to forward flight.
The Vector Hawk design is well suitable for supporting a man-packable, all-in-one solution which covers a fixed-wing aircraft for standard and long-endurance missions; a collapsible fixed-wing aircraft which can be launched from a tube from land or water; a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft; and a tilt-rotor enabling vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with transition to forward flight.
Through the addition of Orbital ATK s HFI capability to the AAR-47, military aircrews flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft will be able to detect a wider range of threats to their aircraft, such as smaller-caliber weapon fire and rocket propelled grenades, prompting them to quickly respond with countermeasures.
CGG's airborne group is to conduct a large FALCONA Airborne Gravity Gradiometer (AGG) survey to acquire 11,000 line km of high-resolution data with fixed-wing aircraft and 25,700 line km using rotary-wing aircraft, better suited to acquiring high-resolution measurements in the rugged terrain.
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ZeroAvia plans to start supplying its platform to commercial operators and aircraft manufacturers in 2022, initially targeting up to 500-mile regional flights in 10 to 20-seat fixed-wing aircraft.