vertical stabilizer


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  • noun

Synonyms for vertical stabilizer

a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane

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An aircraft's tail fin is known as a vertical stabilizer.
Investigators allege Fuji Heavy Industries, which engaged in manufacturing the main wing, tail assembly and vertical stabilizer of the US-1A, which was introduced in 1975, bribed Nakajima for preferential treatment.
The completed parts will be sent to Shenyang, China, for assembly into the 787's vertical stabilizer.
The pioneering shuttle had surface abrasions and lost a chunk of its vertical stabilizer fin in the storm.
The aircraft is equipped with two "dogleg" HF antennas that connect to the aircraft at the top of the vertical stabilizer, the outer edge of the horizontal stabilizer, and the empennage.
During a planned hot-pump crew switch after the first event recovery, a maintainer noticed a discrepancy on aircraft 404's starboard vertical stabilizer.
The inspection revealed signs that internal layers of the carbon-reinforced composite fin, or vertical stabilizer, had begun to separate from each other at one of six points where the component connects to the tail section of the fuselage.
Artificial ice shapes have been affixed to the leading edges of the wings and horizontal and vertical stabilizer of the fifth 787 to complete another group of tests required for certification.
The pilot told Scott that the upper 2/3 of the vertical stabilizer and rudder were missing and that it required full left aileron to maintain control.
This stand is huge and was designed to allow access to any part of the C-40's fuselage and vertical stabilizer that tower 41 feet 2 inches above the ground.
The investigators are continuing work on the aircraft's vertical stabilizer and rudder and have removed small samples from the stabilizer in preparation for destructive testing next week.
Lion Air received the first 737-900ER in April 2007 when the airplane was delivered in a special dual paint scheme that combined the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage.
United Airlines claims to have discovered evidence of a flaw in the vertical stabilizer on one of its Airbus A320 aircraft.
Lion Air received the first 737-900ER in April when the airplane was delivered in a special dual paint scheme that combined the Lion Air lion on the vertical stabilizer and the Boeing livery colors on the fuselage.
I cautiously flew behind and then to the other side of my wingman to get a better look and relay what I could see of his damaged vertical stabilizer.