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The tail assembly of an aircraft, including the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, elevators, and rudder.

[French, feathers on an arrow, empennage, from empenner, to feather an arrow : en-, in; see en-1 + penne, feather (from Latin penna; see pet- in Indo-European roots).]


(ɛmˈpɛnɪdʒ; French ɑ̃pɛnaʒ)
(Aeronautics) the rear part of an aircraft, comprising the fin, rudder, and tailplane
[C20: from French: feathering, from empenner to feather an arrow, from penne feather, from Latin pinna]


(ˌɑm pəˈnɑʒ, ˌɛm-)

the rear part of an airplane or airship, usu. comprising the stabilizer, elevator, vertical fin, and rudder.
[1905–10; < French: literally, feathering =empenn(er) to feather an arrow (em- em-1 + -penner, derivative of penne feather; see pen1) + -age -age]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empennage - the rear part of an aircraft
fuselage - the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)
horizontal tail - the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft
back, rear - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
stabilizer - airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft
vertical tail - the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft
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The third multiyear order will see Triumph supplying empennage, elevator, ramp extensions, ramp mounted weapons system floor boards, main landing gear doors and sponsons for V-22 through 2024
Triumph's Aerospace Structures site in Red Oak, Texas, and its Precision Components site in Milledgeville, Georgia, will extend deliveries of empennage, elevator, ramp extensions, ramp mounted weapons system floor boards, main landing gear doors and sponsons for the V-22 through 2024 in support of the third multiyear order.
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It incurred substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.
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The impact of the crash was such that pictures from the site show only the empennage, an arrangement of stabilising surfaces at the tail of an aircraft -- remained intact.
In Boeing's first direct composites supplier contract in the Arab world, Strata will manufacture empennage ribs for the 777 and vertical fin ribs for the 787 Dreamliner.
Decorated with a silver grey fuselage, the aircraft featured ribbon type SkyTeam logo on a dark blue empennage while the front sides of the fuselage are printed with SkyTeam and China Southern Airline's logo.
Since its aerospace unit was established in 2006, no international company has been of greater interest to the world's aviation industry than Strata, a composite wing and empennage (tail section) aerostructures manufacturer.
It also leads us to the program's next stage: We are on track to start fabricating the P-8I's empennage section before the end of this year.