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A longitudinal structural component of an aircraft's fuselage.
- ‘Kevlar and Kevlar-composite sandwich materials are used for the engine air intakes, sections of the tail and tail fin, ribs and longerons.’
- ‘Mike and Dave began work soon after the aircraft arrived and have completely reskinned the fuselage and installed new longerons.’
- ‘The fuselage has also been completely rebuilt with new longerons and the airframe has been completely reskinned.’
- ‘Each float was supported by front and rear N-struts attached to the bottom longerons of the fuselage and the front and rear stub-wing spars.’
- ‘The longerons were good and did not need replacement but we did replace some skins on the lower fuselage.’
Early 20th century: from French, literally girder.
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