fixed wing


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fixed wing

n.
An aircraft wing, as on an airplane, that is fixed in place rather than rotating as in a helicopter.

fixed′-wing′ adj.
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In addition to maintaining and ultimately growing its existing customer base, Time Saver will now be responsible for maintaining MAG's fixed wing aircraft.
By aircraft type, the air-to-air refueling market has been segmented into fixed wing and rotary wing.
To fulfil this request, Babcock commissioned a bespoke Citation Latitude C680A jet from Textron, identifying a number of modifications that now makes our jet the most medically advanced fixed wing air ambulance in the world.
Following the acquisition of the fixed wing division of Horizon International Flight Academy from Mubadala in September 2014, the Etihad Flight College was established and will now train up to 200 Emirati and international cadets annually.
Saab said it had signed a framework agreement with Airbus in June 2003, for the development and production of the mid and outer fixed wing leading edge of the A380 during the programme's life.
A fixed wing aircraft capable of spot landing on a perch would be an ideal solution capable of efficient cruising and versatile landing for longer surveillance missions.
While these aircraft are said to meet the Canadian Forces' fixed wing search and rescue (FWSAR) requirement, their role might more accurately be described as fixed wing search and assist.
Drill down further into the 2009 data and divide it into the two main categories of naval aircraft, fixed wing and rotary wing (helicopter), and you'll find similar percentages of maintenance error.
Army fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft with the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), a critical lifesaving suite of force protection capabilities that directly supports Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Garda Superintendent Kevin Donohoe said: "The fixed wing continued throughout the day to provide air support for the ground operation, utilising all its technical equipment.
Powered by an eight-cylinder inverted-vee air-cooled Arug As 10C engine providing 240 horsepower at take-off and turning, this fixed wing, fixed landing gear aircraft was versatile and saw a number of them passed along to Germany's Bulgarian, Croatian, Finish, Hungarian, Italian, Rumanian, and Slovakian allies fighting along side German forces on the Eastern Front.

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