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a short-range or medium-range commercial passenger airplane, especially one that is part of a frequent shuttlelike service between two popular destinations.
Contemporary Examples

Essential to that model are the two bestselling airplanes in the world: the Boeing 737 and the airbus A320.
Budget Airlines to Blame for Plane Crashes? Clive Irving July 27, 2010

At the recent Farnborough Air Show it was Fernandez who became the first customer for the new airbus A330neo, ordering 50 of them.
Malaysia Airlines Is Going Down Clive Irving July 31, 2014

Earlier this month airbus announced the winning idea for its biannual student competition.
Airline Pilots Ditch Charts and Paperwork for iPads to Save Money and Fuel Miranda Green June 27, 2013

As they continue the search, Clive Irving explains why the black box might be a moot point—and why airbus is worried.
The Secrets of Flight 447 Clive Irving June 5, 2009

To me, the single most startling detail of that attempt was that Abdulmutallab booked seat 19A on the airbus A330.
Second al Qaeda Underwear Bomber Thwarted By CIA Clive Irving May 7, 2012

Accident investigators are baffled by the absence of any “Mayday” distress call from the pilots of the airbus A330.
Last Words of Flight 447: From a Robot Clive Irving June 2, 2009

At the airbus headquarters in Toulouse they are surely sharing the relief that no passenger was lost.
Let’s Hear It for the Plane Clive Irving January 15, 2009

Consequently, airbus, starting late, was given more time to catch up—and, at the same time, to learn what not to do.
With the Dreamliner Down, It’s Airbus’s Time to Fly Clive Irving January 16, 2013

airbus has said that this is a normal upgrading of equipment, and “a performance issue, not a safety issue.”
Flight 447’s Deadly Scenario Clive Irving June 10, 2009

Historical Examples

He opened the letter when he had settled down in a comfortable morris chair in the airbus.
The Man Who Staked the Stars Charles Dye

trademark a commercial aircraft manufactured and marketed by an international consortium of aerospace companies


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