main plane

main plane

n
(Aeronautics)
a. one of the principal supporting surfaces of an aircraft, esp either of the wings
b. both wings considered together
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Indonesian warship commander Yayan Sofyan told MetroTV Sunday that three of the bodies so far recovered had been found still strapped into their row of seats, detached from the main plane body.
AirAsia and Indonesia's Lion Air have placed record orders with the main plane makers.
The overhaul would bring all military and space activities under one roof by splitting Airbus Military, which makes tankers and military transporters, away from the main plane making division and combining it with the space and defence units.
I don't know how the main plane and flap stayed on but we dealt with it.
Due to the bedded nature of the limestone it was also possible to note the main plane surfaces of the bifaces in relation to the original horizontal orientation of the bedrock.
Without exception the bedding plane of the limestone was parallel to the main plane surface of the 40 Isampur handaxes, and 68 per cent of handaxes retained bedding cortex on both their surfaces.
An attempt to release the gear by briefly hitting the surface of the runway with the main plane wheels was made at 10:25 a.
Mr Chisnall said the enthusiasm for outsourcing among the other main plane manufacturers was mixed, with US firm
Earlier this week during an air show in Zhuhai, China, the country's main plane maker sealed an agreement worth up to USD$750 million to sell five jets, with an option for 20 more, to General Electric's aircraft leasing arm, in its first major overseas deal for the homegrown plane.
Currently there are two main planes looking to compete--the Spanish-built EADS CASA C-295 and the Italian and American Alenia Aeronautica Lockheed Martin C-27J Spartan.