assembled structure of aircraft, together with system components forming integral part of structure and influencing strength, integrity or shape.
The fuselage, booms, nacelles, cowlings, fairing, airfoil surfaces (indluding rotors but excluding propellers and rotating airfoils of engines), and landing gear of an aircraft and their accessories and controls.
The structure of an aircraft, as opposed to its engine and accessories, including the fuselage, wings, empennage, landing gear (minus tires), and engine mounts.
An aircraft minus the powerplant.
The assembled structure of an aircraft, including system components forming an integral part of structure and influencing strength, integrity or shape.
Airframe is a novel by Michael Crichton, first published in hardback edition in 1996 and as a paperback edition in 1997 by Ballantine Books. The plot follows Casey Singleton, a quality assurance vice-president at the fictional aerospace manufacturer Norton Aircraft, as she investigates an in-flight accident aboard a Norton-manufactured airliner that leaves three passengers dead and fifty-six injured.