23 Oct 2012

STS Students Presenting The Aviation Project in Al Najah Exhibition 2012

Aircraft Structure – An introduction to major airplane components.

A brief introduction to the airplane and its major components.

Major components:
Although airplanes are designed for a variety of purposes, most of them have the same major components.

Fuselage:

The fuselage includes the cabin and/or cockpit, which contains seats for the occupants and the controls for the airplane.

Wings:


are airfoils attached to each side of the fuselage and are the main lifting surfaces that support the airplane in flight.

Empennage:

The empennage includes the entire tail group, consisting of fixed surfaces such as the vertical stabilizer and the horizontal stabilizer.

Landing gear:

The principle support of the airplane when parked, taxiing, taking off, or when landing.

The powerplant:

The powerplant usually includes both the engine and the propeller.

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