pressure vessel


pressure vessel
i. The portion of an aircraft structure of a pressurized aircraft that is sealed and pressurized in flight. It normally consists of the cockpit and the cabin. Also called a pressure capsule.
ii. A container for gas under high pressure.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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