leading edge slat

leading edge slat

[′lēd·iŋ ¦ej ‚slat]
(aerospace engineering)
A small airfoil attached to the leading edge of a wing of an aircraft that automatically improves airflow at large angles of attack.
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The FAA said up to 148 leading edge slat tracks manufactured by a Boeing sub-tier supplier are affected and cover 179 MAX and 133 NG aircraft worldwide.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the plane maker discovered potential problems with the leading edge slat tracks on the 737 Max and NG models.
The FAA said up to 148 leading edge slat tracks manufactured by a Boeing sub-tier supplier are affected and cover 133 NG and 179 MAX aircraft worldwide, Daily Sabah reported.
Boeing said it had uncovered faulty "leading edge slat tracks" that don't meet strength and durability standards and might affect the performance of a jet as it takes-off.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced yesterday in a statement Boeing (BA) has informed the agency that certain 737 NG and 737 MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all applicable regulatory requirements for strength and durability.
Due to the potential for leading edge slat damage in an area out the aircrew's view, the crew opted for emergency flaps to keep the slats in the retracted position.
A developmental wing leading edge slat will feature alongside the Krueger rib.
OWe will use the computer results for future aerodynamic wing designs, for further developments in laminar-flow technology.O The researchers think it is possible to design a leading edge slat [ETH] the device that slides forward during take off and landing at the front of the wing [ETH] that would direct the airflow in a way to minimize the number of bugs impacting the wing.
Roughly one hour later, at 1927h, a Frontier Airlines Airbus A318 (N806FR) struck a bird on final approach at the airport, damaging a leading edge slat, but causing no issue for the pilots on landing.
LMI's integrated design build team began working with Embraer in 2011 on producing the moveable leading edge slat assembly for the Embraer KC-390 military transport aircraft.
Included in the new contract are engineering, manufacturing, testing, tooling, certification and product support of the complete wing leading edge slat system.
According to media reports, the 767-300 aircraft had been fitted with a leading edge slat designed for older and smaller 767-200 aircraft.

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