(of an aircraft) meeting established standards for safe flight; equipped and maintained in condition to fly.
- air·wor·thi·ness, noun
- un·air·wor·thy, adjective
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How to use airworthy in a sentence
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 | Clive Irving | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are about a dozen in the hands of receivers for bankrupt shipping companies; he might find one that's still airworthy.The Cosmic Computer | Henry Beam Piper
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
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.
British Dictionary definitions for airworthy
(of an aircraft) safe to fly
- airworthiness, noun
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