flaperon


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flap·er·on

 (flăp′ə-rŏn′)
n.
A control surface on an aircraft wing functioning both as a flap and as an aileron.

flaperon

(ˈflæpəˌrɒn)
n
a control flap on aircraft wing
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The biggest lead in the investigation came when a plane flaperon was found by villagers on Reunion Island.
Asco Industries won a contract from Fokker Technologies to supply flaperon spars for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), an offset of the OEMs industrial bid to offer the plane as a replacement for Belgiums F-16 fleet.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) conducted tests using a flaperon - the tailplane component which washed ashore on the island of RA[c]union - to see how it moved in open water subject to wind and ocean currents.
The eroA[degrees] sion was caused by a part of the plane's wing -- called a flaperon -- being exposed to the elements when it was extended.
Last year, a flaperon washed up on a beach on La Reunion in Africa has also been confirmed to be from the aircraft.
So far only that piece, known as a flaperon, has been confirmed to belong to the missing plane.
But no trace of the missing Boeing 777 has been found except for a wing part, known as a flaperon, which surfaced on Reunion island off Madagascar last July.
Developments in the MH370 case continued in July after a flaperon confirmed to be from the flight was found on Ile de la Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean.
While families wait for clues about the missing jet, 17 months after MH370 mysteriously vanished, the flaperon risks being submerged once again by jurisdictional in-fighting.
Malaysia has said the 2-metre-long flaperon, which can be moved up
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the discovery of a flaperon at Reunion Island, the first physical proof of the plane since its disappearance, gave investigators fresh hope in locating the ill-fated plane.
Experts were convinced that the flaperon (piece of wing) was from MH370 because the seal on the part matched the maintenance record and the paint was the same colour.