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noun

a member of an aircraft crew responsible for the mechanical systems, fueling, and servicing of the craft.

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Origin of flight engineer

First recorded in 1935–40
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flight engineer

noun

the member of an aircraft crew who is responsible for the operation of the aircraft's systems, including the engines, during flight
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