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English definition of “commercial aircraft”

commercial aircraft

noun [C]
(also commercial plane) COMMERCE, TRANSPORT
a plane that carries passengers or goods, rather than a military aircraft: A surge in demand for commercial aircraft boosted new orders to US factories in September.
(Definition of commercial aircraft from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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