Definitions

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  • noun fitness to fly.

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  • noun The state of being airworthy.

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  • noun fitness to fly

Etymologies

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airworthy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The sleigh itself must qualify as an aircraft, and as such has to be licensed by and have a certificate of airworthiness from the Civil Aviation Authority.

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  • The sleigh itself must qualify as an aircraft, and as such has to be licensed by and have a certificate of airworthiness from the Civil Aviation Authority.

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  • So, what happened was the FAA said, hey, we need all of our supervisors and all of our airlines to go out and re-inspect all of these things they call the airworthiness directives to make sure that these planes 'inspections are basically up to snuff.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2008

  • The FAA documents, officially called airworthiness directives, were posted on the Federal Register's website Thursday and officially appeared in the publication Friday.

    FAA Orders Cockpit-Door Fixes on Boeing Planes

  • But FAA regulations require that if a mandatory inspection or other so-called airworthiness directive is skipped, the aircraft must be pulled out of service immediately until the work is done.

    Southwest Could Pay Record Fine to FAA

  • Brianna, they are called airworthiness directives.

    CNN Transcript Mar 12, 2008

  • In its so-called airworthiness directive issued Thursday night, the Federal Aviation Administration said investigators determined that a June 5 incident in which the engines of an Eclipse aircraft repeatedly failed to respond to pilot commands was caused by the crew moving the throttle levers with "enough force" to exceed the design limit for sending such electronic signals.

    Emergency Inspections of Jets Issued

  • The acting Federal Aviation Administration administrator, Robert Sturgell, today is directing Federal Aviation inspectors to reconfirm that commercial carriers are operating in compliance with these things called airworthiness directives.

    CNN Transcript Mar 18, 2008

  • FAA regulations require that if a mandatory inspection or other so-called airworthiness directive has been missed, the affected aircraft must be pulled out of service until the work is completed.

    FAA May Fine Southwest

  • In our -- what we're calling our airworthiness group, which will become a structures group at some point, we have five individuals in addition to the group chairman.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: NTSB Officials Hold News Conference - February 1, 2000

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