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[air-wur-th ee] /ˈɛərˌwɜr ði/
adjective, airworthier, airworthiest.
(of an aircraft) meeting established standards for safe flight; equipped and maintained in condition to fly.
Origin of airworthy
1820-30; air1 + -worthy
Related forms
airworthiness, noun
unairworthy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for airworthy
  • Owners of airworthy aircraft will then receive annual renewal notices.
  • These aircraft are to be evaluated and refurbished to airworthy condition.
  • If you find a crack, replacing the gear with an airworthy gear is required before further flight.
  • If you find a crack, replacing the gear with an airworthy gear before further flight would be required.
  • Aircraft to be flown are airworthy by having been previously successfully flight-tested.
  • Unless overhauled, the helicopter is not considered airworthy or safe to fly.
British Dictionary definitions for airworthy


(of an aircraft) safe to fly
Derived Forms
airworthiness, noun
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