airworthy airworthy  /ˈɛr ˌwɜr ði/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of aircraft) fit to fly

Usage(s):

  1. But the 1933-vintage monoplane was admirably airworthy.
  2. Early in September, when all the young bats were airworthy, the population of the grotto doubled to more than 650.
  3. In the early days of gliding, control in flight was effected by actual shifting of the pilot's weight, a method hardly airworthy by modern standards.

News

  • The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) And EAA Announce Heavy Bombers Weekend

    Event In Madison, Wisconsin July 26-28 Features The B-29 Superfortress, B-17 Flying Fortress And B-24 Liberator In an unprecedented and rare gathering of World War II era aircraft the CAF and EAA are joining forces for a ‘Heavy Bombers Weekend’ in Madison, Wisconsin the weekend before EAA AirVenture. The event starts Friday, July 26, 2013 and will feature the world’s only airworthy B-29 ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

Quotes

  1. "The story of the MoD's programme to make airworthy eight Chinook Mk3 helicopters......has been one of bad decision-making to the point of irresponsibility," said Edward Leigh, the chairman of parliament's committee on public accounts. "The...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Edward Leigh Source: Reuters

  2. Mr Ainsworth said: "We have reassessed the situation in the light of these developments and concluded that the Nimrod fleet remains airworthy and safe to fly, subject to the measures outlined above."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Bob Ainsworth Source: Independent

  3. In the lawsuit Mr. Barker said that many parts of the plane "were not airworthy" and that the pilots' negligence "was a substantial factor in causing the crash."
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Travis Barker Source: New York Times

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