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The structure of an aircraft, such as an airplane, helicopter, or rocket, exclusive of its engine.


(Aeronautics) the body of an aircraft, excluding its engines



the framework and external covering of an airplane, rocket, etc.
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Noun1.airframe - the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)airframe - the framework and covering of an airplane or rocket (excluding the engines)
framework - a structure supporting or containing something


[ˈɛəfreɪm] Narmazón m or f (de avión)
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The MQ-8C Fire Scout airframe is based on the Bell 407, a helicopter with more than 1,600 airframes produced and over 4.
Airframes Alaska in Chugiak employs forty people full-time designing, engineering, testing, manufacturing, and selling most of the parts needed to rebuild a Super Cub from the data tag up, according to Sean McLaughlin, owner and general manager of Airframes Alaska.
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This is proof of just how durable these airframes are.
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AgustaWestland has taken delivery of the first of 70 complete Future Lynx airframes assembled by GKN at its Yeovil, UK facility.
To find the best airframe, Lockheed Martin will test three airframes in different locations.
The first racers are being produced by a Florida company, Velocity, which is providing the airframes, and Mojave rocket manufacturer XCOR.
The unit's aggressive test schedule helps keep acquisition programs moving in the right direction, and HX-21 works closely with the Navy program offices and manufacturers of the various airframes to ensure the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard get the best and most refined product possible.
After looking at the technological requirements of airframes and the opportunities castings have to satisfy these requirements, the economic advantages available to cast structures in airframes become important.
When pilots and maintainers want to change airframes, they must attend formal training for each airframe.
California-based Astech's technology uses welded titanium and alloy steel honeycomb panels to produce noise reduction structures for commercial aircraft and to support structures for military airframes.