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airworthy

(of an aircraft) safe to fly

airworthy

Aircraft or equipment complying with regulations prescribed by the competent authority and certified fit for flight. A certificate of airworthiness is issued for aircraft and equipment by an appropriate authority.
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Many of the classic planes that Hunter Flying services and maintains date back to the 1950s and include the oldest airworthy Hawker Hunter WT723.
Joining the 787 is the world's only airworthy B-29 Superfortress "FIFI," which will arrive on July 26, and stay through the event.
Brahmananda Reddy said the helicopter was fully airworthy and suitably equipped.
I pledge never to undertake or approve work that I feel is beyond the limits of my knowledge, nor will I allow an unqualified person to persuade me to approve aircraft or equipment as airworthy against my better judgment.
But last week an airworthy 1945 Supermarine Spitfire was sold in Nelson, New Zealand, in front of a crowd of more than 500 enthusiasts.
It had earlier been granted a permit to fly by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), completing a three-year project to make it airworthy again.
The jet took part in the Queen's birthday celebrations in London despite a coroner ruling just three weeks ago that the ageing aircraft fleet is not airworthy and should be grounded.
And if at the end of the day I can call my aircraft airworthy, let me tell you, there is nothing more rewarding.
The squadron was directed to begin preparation to evacuate every airworthy B-52.
The official told Kyodo News on condition of anonymity that defecting Afghan pilots had flown six helicopters, four MiG fighters and four Su-22 fighters to Pakistan during the 1983-1989 conflict, which have since been kept in airworthy condition by the Pakistani air force.
One of only two still in airworthy condition in the world, the Lancaster PA474 last appeared at the show in 1999 and will be a real highlight for the thousands of visitors at the event this Saturday and Sunday at Roker and Seaburn.
Both the contractor and the government strove to develop a MIL-STD-882 safety program that would guarantee the completed product would be airworthy and meet user needs without major changes.