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noun as in vehicle that transports cargo or passengers through the air

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I mean just the fact of something gliding—a butterfly, a model airplane, a folded-up sheet of paper.

In April, survey software provider Qualtrics conducted a study that found 75% of Americans didn’t feel comfortable flying on an airplane at the time.

From Fortune

This is one of the lessons I learned, all too well, when I was trying to support my college education by cleaning the insides of airplanes at LAX in the middle of the night.

From Fortune

The two founded the company in 2017 with the vision of trying to get airplanes flying autonomously as quickly as possible.

From Fortune

On July 22, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to introduce the first-ever emissions regulations for airplanes in the United States.

From Quartz

Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.

Specifically, what briefing did the flight crew receive before they went to the airplane?

One specific kind of emergency is at the heart of this, such as when an airplane suffers a loss of stability at night.

Bottom line is that it will only be a BVR [beyond visual range] airplane.

The airplane was owned by an Indonesian budget carrier, Lion Air.

Zoomed over the German lines in the war, stoking an airplane, although at that time he was only a kid.

The airplane pitched and swerved as the pilot changed course to disturb the aim of the bombers.

For a moment Johnnie stood near his beacon, vainly straining his ears for some further trace of an airplane.

So Jimmy and Carl found themselves housed for the night in a very comfortable home, close by the airplane.

Just as Jimmy was starting for his ship, he saw that the other airplane was landing close to where his own ship stood.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to airplane, such as: aircraft, airliner, cab, jet, plane, and ship.

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