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Fri, May 04, 2012

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.04.12): Fail-Safe Aircraft Structure

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Fail-Safe Aircraft Structure

The attribute of an Aircraft structure that permits it to retain its required residual strength for a period of unrepaired use after the failure or partial failure of a principal structural element.

FMI:  http://aviationglossary.com/fail-safe-aircraft-structure

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