Meaning of “civil aviation” in the English Dictionary

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"civil aviation" in Business English

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civil aviationnoun [ U ]

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flights and aircraft used for personal and business purposes, such as transporting goods or passengers, rather than for military purposes:

The government wants to put civilians in charge of civil aviation, and bring in private firms to run the airports.

(Definition of “civil aviation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)