jet·​lin·​er | \ ˈjet-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce jetliner (audio) \

Definition of jetliner

: a jet-propelled airliner

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Things that appear possible include regulatory approval for Airbus and Bombardier to proceed with a venture that includes building a new jetliner assembly plant at Brookley. Lawrence Specker,, "Mobile Airport Authority challenged to become 'really competitive'," 30 Mar. 2018 The world’s No. 1 plane maker by revenue expects to send as many as 905 jetliners to customers around the world in 2019, up from the record 806 Boeing delivered last year. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Boeing’s Sales Climb on Air Travel Demand," 30 Jan. 2019 Boeing delivered only 29 single-aisle jetliners last month, the lowest tally since January 2012, as the planemaker dealt with supplier constraints that left dozens of unfinished 737 aircraft parked around a Seattle-area factory. Eliza Haverstock, The Seattle Times, "Boeing’s monthly 737 deliveries tumble to lowest since 2012 on factory jam," 14 Aug. 2018 Boeing's newest and smallest 737 Max jetliner took flight for the first time, into blue skies -- and a cloudy, crowded market. Julie Johnsson And Laura Yin,, "Boeing's newest 737 Max makes first flight into a cloudy market," 16 Mar. 2018 The report released Friday by California's firefighting agency says the pilot in a small lead plane nearly ran the jetliner into the trees because the pilots failed to recognize a hill in the middle of the flight path. Don Thompson, Fox News, "Firefighter's death caused by retardant drop from 747," 14 Sep. 2018 Emirates, for example, operates the largest fleet of Boeing-777 jetliners, with over 160 in service and another 160-plus on order. Ashley Nunes, Washington Post, "The U.S. and UAE resolved an air dispute. Or did they?," 15 May 2018 The crash comes 10 months after pilot fatigue and flight-crew missteps caused a near midair-collision between another Lion Air flight and a Batik Air jetliner near Surabaya, Indonesia. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Lion Air Crash Puts Boeing’s Popular 737 Max in Spotlight," 29 Oct. 2018 Passengers also appreciate service upgrades ranging from free meals on some domestic flights, to the business class suites on its new Airbus A350 jetliners. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best U.S. Airlines: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of jetliner

1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jetliner

US : a large jet airplane used for carrying passengers

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