- (of an aircraft) meeting established standards for safe flight; equipped and maintained in condition to fly.
Origin of airworthy
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Examples from the Web for airworthy
The FAA will have to certify SpaceShipTwo as airworthy, but there are as yet no protocols in place for that process.Tycoons in Space: One in Orbit and One Still Grounded
October 5, 2014
This is to notify you that the aircraft in question has been inspected and found to be not airworthy.
The law says that it can't leave the ground unless it's airworthy.
Without wings or control surfaces, it is obviously not airworthy.
The inventor thinks they will be compact and just as airworthy as ocean liners are seaworthy.The Boy's Book of New Inventions
Harry E. Maule
- (of an aircraft) safe to fly
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