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flight engineer

n.
The crew member responsible for the mechanical performance of an aircraft in flight.

flight engineer

n
(Aeronautics) the member of an aircraft crew who is responsible for the operation of the aircraft's systems, including the engines, during flight

flight′ engineer`


n.
a member of an aircraft crew responsible for the mechanical systems, fueling, and servicing of the craft.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.flight engineer - the flight crewman responsible for mechanical operation while in flight
aircrewman - a member of an aircrew
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Flight engineers help operate the KC-10 by calculating the aircraft's weight, balance and performance data, determining fuel consumption, performing pre-flight and post-flight inspections, and monitoring the aircraft's engine and control systems.
A few hours after docking, Padalka, Kelly and Kornienko opened hatches and were greeted by station Commander Terry Virts of NASA and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos and Samantha Cristoforetti of the ESA.
NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore along with flight engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova bid farewell to their six month tour on the International Space Station (ISS) arrived home aboard their Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft on Wednesday.
Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy were greeted by three Expedition 37 crew members who have been aboard the space station since late May: Commander Fyodor Yurchikin of Rosmosmos and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency.
During their stay aboard the space station, Ford and the other two flight engineers orbited the Earth 2,304 times, traveling nearly 98,169,984 kilometers (61 million miles), reports NBC News.
As the flight engineers waited on the fuel truck, I stopped by base ops to look at the weather.
Provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:AAWW) on Wednesday announced that it has completed a new collective bargaining agreement with pilots and flight engineers.
New airline pilots usually start as officers or flight engineers.
A spokesman added: "We have no other flight engineers on any of our subsonic fleet, so it's not possible to offer them any other flight engineer role.
Flight Engineers sit in the cockpit between the two pilots and fill an integral role in the P-3's mission.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Air System (JAS) have launched a partnership program under which, from February, six ANA flight engineers will fly on JAS domestic flights, officials of the companies said Wednesday.
Flight engineers are enlisted men and women who keep the giant bird in the air through their die-hard, attention-to-detail attitude that seems to come from simply a love of being in the air.