reserve aircraft


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reserve aircraft

[ri′zərv ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
Those aircraft which have been accumulated in excess of immediate needs for active aircraft and are retained in the inventory against possible future needs.
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Kuban Airlines said Tuesday it will use eight Yakovlev Yak-42s only on charter flights and as reserve aircraft during its upcoming winter schedule.
Each mission involved two Vulcans (one being the reserve aircraft) and eleven Handley Page Victor tankers, some of which used 'buddy' refuelling.
That was due to a mechanical fault in her helicopter, with a reserve aircraft having to be used instead.
The Duchess was delayed for nearly an hour leaving Gloucestershire due to a fault in her helicopter, with a reserve aircraft used instead.
In fiscal year 2010, the Army budgeted for six of the refurbished Guard and Reserve aircraft. It is seeking funding for 15 in 2011 and 14 in 2012, Rauer said.
From national programs--such as the Civil Reserve Aircraft Fleet--to local programs--such as the relationship among Cardozo TransTech Academy, the Aero Club, and the 495th Air Refueling Wing at Andrews Air Force Base--the Air Force and commercial aviation industry have long partnered to enhance the nation's national security and economic vitality.
He also said that while the airlines strive for securing outstanding maintenance crews and reserve aircraft, passengers ought to weigh them.
As part of Allied Force, there were eleven active Navy, eight Marine and two Navy Reserve aircraft from Andrews AFB, MD.
The deal aims to have reserve aircraft available to allow enhanced flexibility in flight planning.
"I've flown as a happy customer on many an Air Force Reserve aircraft," Alonso said.
NPAS will provide the deployment of the nearest availabla e aircraft and havea reserve aircraft availabl a e when aircraft are offl f ine for maintenance."
James said that high percentages of Guard and reserve aircraft deployed to current battlefields are a testament to the service's level of engagement.