Recent Examples of fuselage from the Web
The other is squarer, with a central fuselage flanked by architectural fender assemblies with openings between them and the main body.
Power-Generating Windmills In the very rare occurrence that an aircraft loses all power mid-flight, many modern planes are furnished with a small propeller that deploys from either a wing or the fuselage.
Cirrus, based in Duluth, Minn., says the Vision is unique with its single-engine, carbon-fiber fuselage and Cirrus’ whole-plane parachute, which allows a pilot to float the entire aircraft to earth in event of an insurmountable midair emergency.
There on the fuselage, about two-thirds of the way from the plane’s nose to its tail, is a rectangular patch that shines a peculiar silver on the aircraft’s dusky skin.
With cherry-red accents on its clean white fuselage, the plane stands 10 feet high and is about 30 feet long — a toy-like stature dwarfed by the 50-foot jets around the airfield.
In the French capital this year, Leahy is likely to secure further orders for the A350 wide-body aircraft, featuring a composite fuselage that reduces fuel burn, and the A330neo, a decades-old model that’s been given a life-extending new engine.
They were joined by two medics and an interpreter, who added welcome body heat to the cramped fuselage.
Now the fuselages built by robots are noticeably free of temporary fasteners.
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Origin and Etymology of fuselage
First Known Use: 1909See Words from the same year
FUSELAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fuselage for English Language Learners
: the main part of an airplane : the part of an airplane that holds the crew, passengers, and cargo
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