Definition of airspace
: the space lying above the earth or above a certain area of land or water; especially : the space lying above a nation and coming under its jurisdiction
Examples of airspace in a Sentence
seeking permission to fly through U.S. airspace
Recent Examples of airspace from the Web
A columnist in the paper argued that Qatar could be brought to heel by closing its airspace, removing its ability to host the soccer World Cup in 2022.
So, who can and who can't drink at 38,000 feet, and does flying through international airspace, where no one country claims jurisdiction, change the answer?
Gary Ross says the Navy P-3 Orion was operating in international airspace.
Gary Ross said the Navy P-3 Orion was operating in international airspace and that operations were able to continue unimpeded.
Washington (CNN)Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets conducted unsafe maneuvers while intercepting a US surveillance aircraft that was operating in international airspace near the South China Sea, according to the Navy.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the U.S. P-3 Orion surveillance plane was 150 miles southeast of Hong Kong in international airspace when the Chinese aircraft carried out the unsafe intercept.
The B-52 can carry up to 20 of the subsonic, low-flying missiles, releasing them at their maximum range of 1,491 miles to avoid enemy airspace.
US and coalition forces have been running the show at all of them since the invasion in 2003, but now responsibility for civilian airspace above 29,000 feet is in the hands of Iraqi controllers.
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First Known Use of airspace
AIRSPACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of airspace for English Language Learners
: the space that is above a country and that is legally controlled by that country
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