Aerostructures Information

Descriptionaerostructures

 

Aerostructure refers to the individually manufactured sections of an airframe. Aerostructures are essential in the completion of any aircraft, be it fixed-wing or rotorcraft, or intended for commericial, civilian, or military use.

 

Types

 

Examples of aerostructures include:

 

  • Wings
  • Fuselage
  • Pylons
  • Flight control surfaces
  • Nacelles
  • Thrust reversers
  • Empennageaerostructures

 

Each of these components represent a required piece of the aircraft skeleton, upon which additional equipment may be mounted. For large-scale aircraft, components are often produced separately and gathered at the final assembly line.

 

Assembly

 

Aerostructure manufacturers differ on services offered, as some may preassemble components or complete the final assembly of their product.

 

Standards

 

AD 00-10-01 - Detecting and correcting corrosion and cracking of the wings and fuselage

 

ESDU 76015 - Gives an empirical method for correcting the wing-alone aerodynamic centre position from ESDU 70011

 

References

 

Image credit:

 

Lee Aerospace

 

 

 



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