Definition of aircrew in English:

aircrew

Line breaks: air|crew
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːkruː
 
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noun (plural aircrews)

[treated as singular or plural]
1The crew staffing an aircraft: they were a young and inexperienced aircrew
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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