from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in fit condition to fly: an airworthy helicopter; airworthy avionics.
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- adj. Being able to fly
- adj. Meeting standards for safe flight
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. fit to fly; -- said of aircraft. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of aircraft) fit to fly
Jimmy Jones, a former RAF engineer who obtained the documents under Freedom of Information legislation, told the newspaper: "This aircraft could not be described as airworthy."
But the military brought them back into operation in June after the aircraft were deemed to be "airworthy".
If the plane has not had their required inspections, or fails one, the plane is not "airworthy," and should not be flying.
So those old Soviet-made aircraft that are still in operation are airworthy.
WSJ: Again, it is not clear: Why ban Soviet-era planes if some of them are still airworthy and the problems lie elsewhere?
An unfortunate ailment aids Kauffman in battle, but his celebration is short lived, as the unit is running low on airworthy planes and pilots alike.
Len Roberto, a member of the Airdales and a volunteer at the air show, says there are only 25 or so Corsairs still airworthy.
His maintenance person, an active-duty Navy petty officer, was to be the noncom in charge of keeping the aircraft airworthy until more parts and personnel could be flown in.
Then Aircraft 4 had to be flown near Eglin a few times to make sure it was airworthy.
“The commandant is confident that our MV-22 Osprey aircraft are fully airworthy,” McCorkle said.