airworthiness airworthiness  /ˈɛr ˌwɜr ði nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) fitness to fly

Usage(s):

  1. Why, then, did the company oppose an airworthiness directive to improve the cargo door after the investigation into the Windsor incident and request less fundamental changes instead.
  2. For the first time, however, concerns about the environmentrather than airworthinessare playing a major role in determining the acceptability of a foreign aircraft.
  3. Among them: flying an aircraft for which there is no airworthiness certificate.

News

  • EU to levy 4.7 percent duty on jet fuel imports from Mideast

    By Ron Bousso LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union will impose a 4.7 percent duty on jet fuel imports from the Middle East starting next year, officials said on Wednesday, in a move that could significantly increase costs for the EU's embattled airlines. Last month, EU officials said jet fuel imports could dodge the new tariff thanks to a waiver known as airworthiness certificates or EASA Form ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We've been working in good faith to ensure that we are in compliance with this airworthiness directive," said Gerard Arpey, AMR's chairman and chief executive.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Gerard Arpey Source: Washington Post

  2. "The airworthiness and crash worthiness of the aircraft was not up to 21st century standards and it was pretty clear the capability was not likely to be delivered in full," Fitzgibbon said.
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: International Herald Tribune

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