Definition of aircrew in English:


Line breaks: air|crew
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːkruː

noun (plural aircrews)

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