aboard the Qantas A380, the computers were overwhelmed by a firestorm of error messages and basically gave up.
Napoleon solved the matter by ordering his officers to stuff her into a litter and carry her aboard by force.
aboard Air Force One, the most intense debate ensued over whether to mention Ayman Nour in front of Mubarak.
late 14c., probably in most cases from Old French à bord, from à "on" + bord "board," from Frankish *bord or a similar Germanic source (see board (n.2)); the "boarding" or sides of a vessel extended to the ship itself. The usual Middle English expression was within shippes borde. The call all aboard! as a warning to passengers is attested from 1838.