horizontal stabilizer


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horizontal stabilizer

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The fixed horizontal surface on the tail of conventional airplane. The stabilizer may be adjustable in flight to vary downloads produced by the tail. This permits the airplane to be flown hands-off at any speed.
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BA) is reluctant to fly its test fleet of five 787 Dreamliners until problems relating to the jets' horizontal stabilizers is resolved.
Alaska Air announces plans to inspect the horizontal stabilizers in all of its MD-80 and MD-90 jetliners.
The computer numerically controlled machine can store up to 300 programs to roll complex shapes for airplane fuselages, wing leading edges, horizontal stabilizer leading edges, and tail cones.
The MD-83, which was returning to San Francisco from Puerto Vallarta, was flying less than full when pilots began haying trouble with the positioning of the horizontal stabilizer located in the plane's tail and requested an emergency landing at Los Angeles International airport.
The horizontal stabilizer and vertical fin are integrated into Section 48 at Boeing final assembly.
Here is a capsule summary of the status of the 787-9 and 787-10 programs: Boeing said the Hybrid Laminar Flow Control system on the tail fin and horizontal stabilizer of the 787-9 produced "significant" reduction in aerodynamic drag in testing, but the company declined to be specific.
The directive, which is not related to any event or occurrence, refers to an issue with the protective coating on pins located in the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, which attach the main stabilizers to the fuselage.
According to the report, the US aviation authority said premature failure of the pins could cause reduced structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer to fuselage attachment, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
After orbiting for two hours during a tactically task-saturated portion of the mission, our starboard observer noticed that the high-frequency (HF-2) wire had detached and wrapped around the horizontal stabilizer.
F-18D's right horizontal stabilizer to hit the wall of the revetment.
The starboard trailing edge flap, starboard horizontal stabilizer and both engines sustained damage, but the aircraft was flyable.