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What Are Airiners Made Out Of?  
User currently offlineJWM AirTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Metal right?

Jack M

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User currently offlineMartyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Usually aluminum (or perhaps and aluminum alloy). Some homebuilts and a few production corporate aircraft (Beech Starship and Raytheon Premier, for example) are made either fully or partially of composite materials (carbon fibre and the like). Control surfaces are often made of composite materials even if the airframe is aluminum

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