noun (plural aircrews)[treated as singular or plural]
1The crew staffing an aircraft.
- Houle also suggested to higher authorities that downed aircrews use the term Mayday instead of just talking on the radio.
- With each buy, the command is promising airplanes, aircrews or support to meet the requirements.
- What drew Osburn to Edwards was the chance to escape from behind the computer and get on the flight line to work with planes and aircrews.
1.1 (plural same) A member of an aircrew: each aircraft carried three aircrew
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- The Fleet Aviation Officer, CMDR Andrew Whittaker looked after contacting pilots, aircrew and maintainers.
- Waiting for clearance to take-off, aircrew and passengers alike sweat profusely.
- However, as a result of a massive rescue operation only 16 pilots and 33 aircrew remained missing by first light on June 20th.
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