aircrew

noun
air·​crew | \ ˈer-ˌkrü How to pronounce aircrew (audio) \

Definition of aircrew

: the crew manning an airplane

Examples of aircrew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aircrew was established to generate public interest in naval aviation and to boost the branch’s morale. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, 18 July 2022 Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew initially discovered a migrant group on Friday and alerted nearby units, the Coast Guard said, according to a news release. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 22 June 2022 Losapio was among the aircrew of an Osprey tiltrotor aircraft that went down during training in a remote area in Imperial County, about 115 miles east of San Diego. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2022 Yet local aircrew–like those that work for Cathay Pacific–eventually have to re-enter the community, and thus go through quarantine. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 30 Dec. 2021 The event is an opportunity for fans to get an up-close look at select military aircraft from the air show, as well as meet some of the aircrew who fly them. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 1 Apr. 2022 China Eastern has been in contact with the families of all 123 passengers, but authorities haven’t released their names and that of the aircrew. Elaine Yu, wsj.com, 24 Mar. 2022 The helicopter then rolled off the right or starboard side of the deck and plunged into the sea with six sailors on board — two pilots, two aircrew and two corpsmen. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 May 2022 Details about passengers and the aircrew began to emerge on Tuesday. Elaine Yu, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of aircrew

1918, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

1 Aug 2022

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“Aircrew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aircrew. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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