[adjective] [not gradable] - in the air, or carried by air or wind or by an aircraft; flyingThe airborne radioactive particles have covered a huge area of Russia.Airborne troops were dropped by parachute behind enemy lines.The old plane had great difficulty getting airborne (= rising into the air).(figurative) We've got a lot to do before this project gets airborne (= starts operating as intended).
Meaning of AIRBORNE in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012