flaperon


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flaperon

[′flap·ə‚rän]
(aerospace engineering)
A control surface used both as a flap and as an aileron.

flaperon

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Controls used on swept-wing aircraft that serve as both wing flaps and ailerons. They are lowered together to serve as flaps and move differentially to act as ailerons.
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As of 2017, three items of debris was confirmed from MH370 - the right flaperon, a part of the right outboard flap and a section of the left outboard flap.
While prosecutors have pledged to share their findings in due course, a judicial source stressed the flaperon would remain under judicial control.
The debris was discovered on Reunion Island on July 29 and was officially identified as part of a plane wing, known as a flaperon, from a Boeing 777.
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said a maintenance seal on the flaperon matches the airline's records, though he didn't elaborate.
Malaysia's transport minister Liow Tiong Lai tweeted: "The flaperon is officially identified as being part of a Boeing 777.
Malaysia's Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said tests in France had made this link with a recentlydiscovered flaperon from an airplane wing.
Experts have said the two-metre (6ft) object washed up on a beach could be a moveable piece of a Boeing 777's wing, called a flaperon.
All signs point to a positive identification, with even Malaysia airlines confirming the barnacle-encrusted flaperon is from a Boeing 777.
The two-metre object, thought to be a section of wing called a flaperon, will be probed at a defence ministry lab in Toulouse.
5-8 feet) wing surface, known as a flaperon, and a fragment of luggage also found on Reunion could yield clues on the fate of Flight MH370, which disappeared without trace in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.
The chunk from an airliner's wing, known as a flaperon, was discovered on Reunion earlier in the week.
That item, plus a six-foot piece of what is "almost certainly" a wing part known as a flaperon, will be examined by experts.