Flight Service Evaluation of Advanced Composite Ailerons on the L-1011 Transport Aircraft.
Annual rept. no 2,
LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK
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Four shipsets of graphiteepoxy composite inboard ailerons were installed on L-1011 aircraft in March through May 1982 for a five-year maintenance evaluation program. These include two Delta aircraft and two TWA aircraft. A fifth shipset of composite ailerons were installed in 1980 on Lockheeds flight test L-1011. Results of the second annual inspection of these five shipsets of components are reported herein. These were visual inspections of the aileron exterior surfaces. No visible damage was observed on any of the composite ailerons, and no maintenance action has occurred on any of the parts except for repainting of areas with paint loss. Flight hours on the airline components at the time of inspection ranged from 6318 to 6989 hours, after approximately two years of service.
- Transport Aircraft
- Laminates and Composite Materials