general aviation


Definition of general aviation

: the operation of civilian aircraft not under the control of a common carrier also : such aircraft collectively

Examples of general aviation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That analysis found that more than 300 city pairs can support high-speed commercial and general aviation. Paul Sillers, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 Travelers will not be required to mask in terminal or other airport facilities or at any of the six general aviation airports. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 19 Apr. 2022 The majority of flights are categorized as general aviation traffic, including business charter flights, medical transport, sports teams, entertainers, flight schools and others. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 23 Mar. 2022 Over 100,000 workers are employed manufacturing private aircraft and overall, general aviation contributes over $125 billion to the economy. Doug Gollan, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Birchwood is a general aviation airport and an uncontrolled airspace, with no on-site management. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 The near to mid-term future is key for Honeywell, eager to regain market share from Garmin International which has come to dominate the general aviation, and increasingly business aviation, avionics markets in the past couple decades. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Ligado’s signals could interfere not only with navigation devices on general aviation and helicopters, but also with navigation systems in emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire trucks. Diana Furchtgott-roth, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 At times, only general aviation has operated there. Jan Ellen Spiegel,, 17 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of general aviation

1952, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“General aviation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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