Departure was terminated for inspection and damage was found on the tail assembly
. Damage was also found on the wing of the Lufthansa jet.
The IBM SP supercomputer was called into action, producing images of the spacecraft's tail assembly
that showed it had only sustained minor damage.
Investigators allege Fuji Heavy Industries, which engaged in manufacturing the main wing, tail assembly
and vertical stabilizer of the US-1A, which was introduced in 1975, bribed Nakajima for preferential treatment.
It seems to have all the necessary parts--the wings, the motors, the tail assembly
. It looks so much like an airplane that passengers may be easily deceived and embark upon it expecting to travel to faraway places.
The revolutionary Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet, where Hampson is contracted to supply the tail assembly
and flight-critical composite structures, received provisional type certification from the Federal Aviation Authority in July.
Unique snap-in sealed tail assembly
allows belts to be changed in less than five minutes (regardless of belt length or width) using standard hand tools.
The investigation has also revealed that all major components associated with the crashed aircraft's tail assembly
had either been on the aircraft since its manufacture or had been from the original equipment manufacturers.
General Dynamics will manufacture the midfuselage section, tail assembly
, landing gear, flight controls, and stores management system.
The design of the stamp shows the distinctive tail assembly
with its integral engine.
Following the accident the US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered inspections of the tail assembly
for all A300-600 and A310 aircraft.