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flight engineer
Brevet adorned by a flight engineer. Similar brevets are adorned by flight engineers of most armed forces.
A flight crewmember of a large aircraft who is responsible for the power plant operation and its monitoring. He or she may also be responsible for operation of some other specified mechanical systems of the aircraft, including the electrical systems. He or she also may be given the additional responsibility of supervising the turn-around servicing of the aircraft.
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Bengaluru: Breaking the glass ceiling, Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal has scripted history by becoming the first woman flight engineer to be inducted into the Indian Air Force.
Flight engineers must have a knowledge of electrical, communication, navigation, mechanical, hydraulic, fuels and pneumatic aircraft systems.
The flight engineer was simultaneously opening the NATOPS and pointing to an oil-temperature gauge that was about 10 degrees above the upper limit and climbing.
Flight Engineers operate and monitor all of the aircraft systems during prefight, in-flight, and post-flight operations.
With the departure of early model Jumbo Jet airliners from the air in Japan, veteran flight engineer Kanemitsu Nakagawa is filled with a sense of loss for his longtime ''girlfriend.''
Flight Engineers are considered the elite among the enlisted ranks of the P-3 community.
The six ANA flight engineers have completed training that began in August to serve on the Airbus 300 fleet of JAS, according to the officials.
Flight engineers are enlisted men and women who keep the giant bird in the air through their die-hard, attention-to-detail attitude that seems to come from simply a love of being in the air.
For flight engineers it was even lower, at 56 per cent.
NASA scientists have outfitted the new spacecraft (also called space probes) with powerful communications systems, and flight engineers have refined navigational techniques.