wing rib

wing rib

[′wiŋ ‚rib]
(aerospace engineering)
A chordwise member of the wing structure of an airplane, used to give the wing section its form and to transmit the load from the fabric to the spars.
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The Tesco Finest Beef Sirloin Wing Rib with Sea Salt & Mixed Peppercorns and Hilton Meats was judged to be the very best.
During an annual inspection, both the 1/h and r/h lower support aileron pulley brackets (p/n: 67550000) were found to be cracked in the forward inboard radius mount flange at each wing rib. A piece of one of these pulley brackets was detached.
The European plane maker set aside the cash to eradicate hairline cracks found in 'wing rib feet' on the A380 superjumbo.
The problem occurred on the aircraft's "wing rib feet" - metal brackets that connect wing ribs to their skin.
The checks are on the aircraft's "wing rib feet" - the metal brackets that connect the wing's ribs to its skin.
An Altair-optimised wing rib in production (top) plus a diagram of the leading edge of wing virtually engineered by Altair (left) and (below) how the finished A380 superjumbo will look when it is flying
Modifications to repair wing rib cracks on in-service Airbus A380s will begin in the first quarter of 2013 and the composite material at the root of the problem will no longer be used on new-production aircraft delivered from 2014.
A spokesman told the Daily Post: "Further to findings of cracks on non-critical brackets (known as rib-skin attachments or wing rib feet) inside the wings of some A380s, Airbus confirms the inspection and repair process is well underway.
This AD requires a one time detailed visual inspection of the fuel quantity indication system (FQIS) wiring and fuel tubing on the inboard side of the right wing rib wing buttock line 277 and on the aft side of stringer No.
President and CEO Jim Butyniec stated: This new package, together with Magellan s existing wing rib packages, secures our position as a major supplier on the A320 program.
OWe expect the aircraft to be back in service within a week.O The grounding comes after EuropeOs air safety regulator ordered checks last month of about a third of the global A380 fleet, following reports of cracking in the wing rib feet of jets flown by Qantas and Singapore Airlines Ltd.