reserve aircraft


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reserve aircraft

Those aircraft that have been accumulated in excess of immediate needs for active aircraft and are retained in the inventory against possible future needs. See also aircraft.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Aeroflot has dispatched a reserve aircraft to Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk town so that the passengers can continue their journey to Moscow.
It was executed primarily by Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve aircraft and aircrews.
Currently, SAS long haul fleet consists of 16 Airbus A330/A340, of which one Airbus A340 mostly has functioned as a reserve aircraft.
Not only does the command have eight air refueling wings and several additional air refueling squadrons constantly offloading fuel to planes and helicopters around the world, but almost all Reserve aircraft receive fuel from tankers from time to time to complete their assigned duties.
Using Flight Scheduler Pro, students can reserve aircraft months in advance and change their schedule or set up flight lesson online.
(2) Not counting test, training, and Reserve aircraft, the Air Force should end up with about 126 combat-coded planes.
An airline spokesman told Interfax that the damage to the Airbus A321 was "significant" and that passengers were transferred to a reserve aircraft. The flight from Dubai to Perm has been delayed by nearly 12 hours.
Reserve aircraft are also provided when aircraft are unavailable due to maintenance to minimise any reduction in service.
Caption: F-5 Tiger Naval Reserve aircraft squadrons offer pilots a chance to continue their Naval Aviation career after they have left active duty.