airworthy

adjective
air·​wor·​thy | \ ˈer-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce airworthy (audio) \

Definition of airworthy

: fit for operation in the air kept the historic aircraft in airworthy condition

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Other Words from airworthy

airworthiness noun

Examples of airworthy in a Sentence

The agency considered the plane airworthy.
Recent Examples on the Web Sriwijaya Air president director Jefferson Irwin Jauwena said the plane, which was 26 years old and previously used by airlines in the United States, was airworthy. Time, "Indonesian Divers Find Parts of Passenger Plane Wreckage in Java Sea," 10 Jan. 2021 Sriwijaya Air President Director Jefferson Irwin Jauwena said the plane, which is 26 years old and previously used by airlines in the United States, was airworthy. Fox News, "Indonesian divers find parts of plane wreckage in Java Sea," 10 Jan. 2021 Sriwijaya Air President Director Jefferson Irwin Jauwena said the plane was airworthy. Niniek Karmini, BostonGlobe.com, "Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight," 9 Jan. 2021 More than 12,700 of the planes were built, but only nine currently remain airworthy, so taking a flight on one is rare. David Petkiewicz, cleveland, "Take a tour or flight on the WWII B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey” in Akron this week (photos)," 17 Aug. 2020 After the plane was fixed it was studied and declared airworthy. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Air Force Engineers Repair a Battle-Damaged A-10 From Their Bedrooms," 7 May 2020 Finding the right space and conditions for 62% of the world’s planes and keeping them airworthy have suddenly become priorities for 2020. Anurag Kotoky, Time, "Two-Thirds of the World’s Passengers Jets Are Grounded Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. Here's What That Means," 17 Apr. 2020 The website Airplanes of the Past listed 10 airworthy B-17s in the country. Phil Gast, Thom Patterson And Steve Almasy, CNN, "The B-17 bomber that crashed was one of 13,000 made. They were true workhorses," 2 Oct. 2019 The campaign has been sharing the results, which ABC News does not consider airworthy, with House Democrats who are facing challenging re-election races in 2020. Benjamin Siegel And, ABC News, "Bloomberg campaign signals renewed focus on Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders ahead of SC primary," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of airworthy

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airworthy was in 1829

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24 Jan 2021

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“Airworthy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airworthy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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airworthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of airworthy

: fit or safe for flying

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