clean aircraft

clean aircraft

1. An aircraft in flight configuration (versus landing configuration); i.e., landing gear and flaps retracted, etc.
2. An aircraft that does not have external stores.
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Simple Green has never been approved by the Army and should never be used to clean aircraft.
This gives the smaller F-35A a clean aircraft fuel fraction of 0.
The order is for a series of water-based de-greasing machines that are a vital part of the process to clean aircraft components.
ANA will clean aircraft engines more thoroughly and carefully adjust loads of meals and magazines on aircraft according to the number of people on board to boost fuel efficiency, he said.
Era is out to keep our good name clean and to better all facets of our business, top to bottom--from clean aircraft down to on-time performance.
Paul International Airport staged a brief walkout yesterday to protest the hiring of nonunion contract workers to clean aircraft, part of NWA's effort to slash costs to emerge from bankruptcy.
Prime minister Dominique de Villepin told aerospace industrialists at the Paris Airshow last month that a 'future generation' of A320 jets would be the first clean aircraft and would be quieter, more powerful and consume less fuel.
COMBAT READY: Navy personnel inspect and clean aircraft aboard the flight deck of the USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea
Accidents at other airports attributed to inadequate de-icing had prompted the FAA to reaffirm the clean aircraft concept and establish maximum aircraft holdover times, which effectively increased the amount of de-icing fluid used.
The units will connect equipment to clean aircraft at the maintenance area adjoining the Qatar Airways and Emiri hangars.
The ability to effectively spot clean aircraft carpet, with a product like Green Carpet, allows maintenance professionals to extend the life of the carpet without reducing its integrity.
EcoPower is a closed-loop system that uses atomized water rather than detergents to clean aircraft engines at approximately 20% power, meaning that washing can be done at the gate.